from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Damned.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of darn. See etymology 1 ("damn") and etymology 2 ("mend")
- adj. A minced oath for damned
- adv. Damned, extremely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an intensifying expletive; a eupehmism for damned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expletives used informally as intensifiers
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"It's what you'd call a darned good offer," explained Armstrong:
He went on to say he would be "darned" if US Bancorp were to become part of of the "collateral damage" from the government's "sloppy attempt at nationalizing the [banking] industry."
It's kind of darned if you do and darned if you don't, though.
Remember when I darned "My So-Called Life" and put it on my 'darned' list.
'E came along' ere only the other day, 'e did, and' e says to me, 'e says,' darned 'f I can see why a station-master should beat a professional gardener at' is own game, '' e says, 'but you do.
One was a new structure and the other two were old barns which had been "darned" here and there with new material, and their yawed sides were propped with joists.
Martin could not help frowning for a moment, as if he were disposed to insinuate that the gentleman had unconsciously 'darned' himself.
And yet, over the years, I've come to regard contract negotiation stories, and the pursuit of them, as a Faustian Bargain, where I'm "darned" if I do and "darned" if I don't.
I say 'darned' because men don't need it as much as we sometimes do.
So when I put "darned" into a post, and it didn't show up, I thought THAT word was in their stupid filter.