American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Darned; confounded.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Devilish; excessive; confounded: as, it is a deuced shame: often used adverbially.
- adv. degree, euphemistic, dated Damned.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Low Devilish; excessive; extreme.
- adj. expletives used informally as intensifiers
- See deuce. (Wiktionary)
- From deuce2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Pon my word, now, that's what I call deuced generous.”
“Oh, everybody's back speeches are what you call deuced awkward.”
“You are what the English call a deuced sharp little pickle.”
“Guy tried to improvise a consistent sequel to these little love-signs, but it grew ridiculous naturally enough, he gathered all these interesting little circumstances within the limits of "a plain gold ring," but these are "deuced" narrow limits for two healthy people and one small income to thrive in.”
“It is so "deuced" hard for a conceited sensitive fellow to bear the taunts of his more free and independent companions, when he is forced to decline their invitation to "come along.”
“Azím": translators do not seem to know that this word in The Nights often bears its Egyptian and slang sense, somewhat equivalent to our "deuced" or "mighty" or "awfully fine.”
“I passed him my flask, filled that very morning by Mrs. Miggins with a rather superior imported Armagnac and remarked “Well Lestrade, it was deuced fortunate that I happened along, what?””
“You've been a political - an 'a deuced successful one.”
“It sounded deuced odd, but then he and his gang looked odd.”
“I waited, wondering - of course, Skene had said she'd been brought up with boys, and could handle arms with the best of them, but it seemed deuced odd - and then she was back, ordering her attendants away, tying up her hair in a silk scarf, and ordering me on guard very business-like.”
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Extremely fond of adjectives. To conquer phlegmatic speech and indolent phrases.
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