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adjective, noun, & adverbNorth American
Used for emphasis, especially to express anger or frustration.as adjective ‘I feel so sick I can hardly raise my goddam head’as submodifier ‘he had been told to do this on some goddam boring management course’as noun ‘I don't give a goddam what you do!’
blasted, damn, flaming, precious, confounded, pestilential, rotten, wretchedView synonyms
- ‘Intelligent, educated women look at how many cupholders a car has because they want to know how many goddamned cupholders it has.’
- ‘There shouldn't be signs on the highway exhorting people to swim with the goddamned endangered manatees.’
- ‘And irony, oh, the goddamned irony, that courses through the popular culture like a cancer.’
- ‘And the men were so goddamned ungrateful for all the work their wives did!’
- ‘The old one was just so goddam nice, if you know what I mean.’
- ‘It is indescribably rich, achingly lovely, and utterly goddamned beautiful.’
- ‘Unless, of course, one of you wants to break that goddamned lamp.’
- ‘I was the goddamned computer club student of the year in 1985, goddammit!’
- ‘The red signifies the blood this country has endured for over five hundred goddamned years of treacherous racism.’
- ‘To paraphrase Gandhi, have some goddamned cultural sensitivity, man.’
- ‘I repeat, as far as I can tell, nobody goddam well knows.’
- ‘If the bankers and the businessmen who hold our society by the political and economic short hairs really gave a good goddam, poverty could practically disappear.’
- ‘This harsh dismissal could be seen as a somewhat cruel move - provided it wasn't so goddamned funny, of course.’
- ‘And I'd be goddamned if I was going to scrape it all up with a butter knife.’
- ‘I'll be goddamned if I allow this outrageous assertion to pass uncontested.’
- ‘Of course, they are singing the goddam Donny and Marie theme song throughout the whole episode.’
- ‘Do you know how much watery draft lager a hockey fan like me can suck down in the course of a goddamn 80-hour game?’
- ‘It's a goddamned movie, and, let's be honest here, there are many more productive things to be than a goddamn filmmaker.’
- ‘Oh, and the whole dead mom thing - that's pretty goddamned unsettling too.’
- ‘I saved up for snow tires this year (damn near killed myself on bald tires in these goddam mountains last year) and went down to get them mounted and balanced this morning after coffee.’
Mid 17th century: abbreviation of God damn (me).
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