Hi!god·for·sak·en also God·for·sak·en adj.
1. Located in a dismal or remote area.
2. Desolate; forlorn.
The word of "godforsaken" reminds me of the phrase "For God's sake", I am wondering whether there's any link between them. If I use it, will it makes believers feel it is blasphemous?
As far as I learned, some people replace 'oh, my God' with 'Gosh', etc. in attempt not to abuse the word 'God'.
*Perhaps this needs a bit of explanation for people not knowledgeable about the Christian story: Christ was said to be killed on a cross. I suppose students looking up 'on the cross' might think I was talking about dress-making!
Last edited by BobK; 07-Sep-2008 at 13:48. Reason: Added PS
I'm not a teacher.
There is a very interesting synonym of the adjective “godforsaken” namely “wretched” = “terrible”, “very bad” as in:
the wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages” (George Orwell)
a wretched life
Naturally, there are also many other synonyms as: abandoned, bleak, forlorn, gloomy, isolated, lonely, miserable, neglected, remote.
Thank you for your input.