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Meaning of DAMN

Pronunciation:  dam

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something of little value; "it is not worth a damn"; "not worth shucks"
  2. [adv]  (intensifier) "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
  3. [adj]  expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
  4. [adj]  used as expletives; "oh, damn (or goddamn)!"
  5. [v]  wish harm upon; put a curse on; "The bad witch cursed the child"

DAMN is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: all-fired, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, blame, blamed, blasted, blessed, bloody, curse, cursed, curst, damned, darn, darned, deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, hoot, imprecate, infernal, maledict, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn
 Antonyms: bless
 See Also: worthlessness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Damn\ (d[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damned} (d[a^]md or
    d[a^]m"n[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Damning} (d[a^]m"[i^]ng or
    d[a^]m"n[i^]ng).] [OE. damnen dampnen (with excrescent p),
    OF. damner, dampner, F. damner, fr. L. damnare, damnatum, to
    condemn, fr. damnum damage, a fine, penalty. Cf. {Condemn},
    1. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to
       punishment; to sentence; to censure.
             He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him.
    2. (Theol.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to
       consign to perdition; to curse.
    3. To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as
       by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
             You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the
             works of modern poets] . . . without hearing.
             Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And
             without sneering teach the rest to sneer. --Pope.
    Note: Damn is sometimes used interjectionally, imperatively,
          and intensively.
  2. \Damn\, v. i.
    To invoke damnation; to curse. ``While I inwardly damn.''
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