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tɑrˈneɪ ʃəntar·na·tion

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  1. tarnation(Noun)

    The act or process of damnation or reprobation; hell.

    What in tarnation is going on?

    Etymology: From darnation, influenced by tarnal (from "eternal"), from (euphemistic) damnation; see darn.


  1. Tarnation

    Tarnation is a 2003 documentary film by Jonathan Caouette. The film was created by Caouette from over 20 years of hundreds of hours of old Super 8 footage, VHS videotape, photographs, and answering machine messages to tell the story of his life and his relationship with his mentally ill mother Renee. It was initially made for a total budget of $218.32, using free iMovie software on a Mac. The film went on to win the Best Documentary Award from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, as well as the L.A. and London International Film Festivals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tarnation

    tär-nā′shun, adj. and adv. a softened form of damnation, as Tar′nal, of eternal or infernal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tarnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tarnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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