Darned



adjective
1.
irritating; damned; confounded:
Get that darned bicycle out of the driveway!
adverb
2.
very; extremely; remarkably:
She’s a darned good tennis player.
verb (used with object)
1.
to mend, as torn clothing, with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows to span a gap.
noun
2.
a darned place, as in a garment:
an old sock full of darns.
adjective, adverb
1.
darned.
verb (used with object)
2.
to curse; damn:
Darn that pesky fly!
Idioms
3.
give a darn. damn (def 14).
adverb, adjective (slang)
1.
(intensifier): this darned car won’t start, a darned good shot
adjective
2.
another word for damned (sense 2), damned (sense 3)
verb
1.
to mend (a hole or a garment) with a series of crossing or interwoven stitches
noun
2.
a patch of darned work on a garment
3.
the process or act of darning
interjection, adjective, adverb, noun
1.
a euphemistic word for damn (sense 1), damn (sense 2), damn (sense 4), damn (sense 4), damn (sense 15)
darned

Related Terms

i’ll be damned
darn

adjective

(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns

adverb

: She was darn excited

interjection

(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I’ve dropped my glockenspiel!

[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ”damnation,” attested by 1798]

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