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damn

[dam]
verb (used with object)
1.
to declare (something) to be bad, unfit, invalid, or illegal.
2.
to condemn as a failure: to damn a play.
3.
to bring condemnation upon; ruin.
4.
to doom to eternal punishment or condemn to hell.
5.
to swear at or curse, using the word “damn”: Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
verb (used without object)
6.
to use the word “damn”; swear.
interjection
7.
(used as an expletive to express anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.)
noun
8.
the utterance of “damn” in swearing or for emphasis.
9.
something of negligible value: not worth a damn.
adjective
10.
damned ( defs 2, 3 ).
adverb
11.
Idioms
12.
damn well, Informal. damned ( def 7 ).
13.
damn with faint praise, to praise so moderately as, in effect, to condemn: The critic damned the opera with faint praise when he termed the production adequate.
14.
give a damn, Informal. to care; be concerned; consider as important: You shouldn't give a damn about their opinions. Also, give a darn.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English dam(p)nen < Old French dam(p)ner < Latin damnāre to condemn, derivative of damnum damage, fine, harm

damner, noun
predamn, verb (used with object)


2. berate, censure, denounce, disparage, blast.
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damn (dæm)
 
interj
1.  slang an exclamation of annoyance (often in exclamatory phrases such as damn it! damn you! etc)
2.  informal an exclamation of surprise or pleasure (esp in the exclamatory phrase damn me!)
 
adj
3.  slang (prenominal) deserving damnation; detestable
 
adv, —adj
4.  slang (intensifier): damn fool; a damn good pianist
 
adv
5.  slang damn all absolutely nothing
 
vb
6.  to condemn as bad, worthless, etc
7.  to curse
8.  to condemn to eternal damnation
9.  (often passive) to doom to ruin; cause to fail: the venture was damned from the start
10.  (also intr) to prove (someone) guilty: damning evidence
11.  to swear (at) using the word damn
12.  informal (Brit) as near as damn it as near as possible; very near
13.  damn with faint praise to praise so unenthusiastically that the effect is condemnation
 
n
14.  slang something of negligible value; jot (esp in the phrase not worth a damn)
15.  informal not give a damn to be unconcerned; not care
 
[C13: from Old French dampner, from Latin damnāre to injure, condemn, from damnum loss, injury, penalty]

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Word Origin & History

damn
late 13c., "to condemn," from O.Fr. damner, derivative of L. verb damnare, from noun damnum "damage, loss, hurt." Latin word evolved a legal meaning of "pronounce judgment upon." Theological sense is first recorded early 14c.; the optative expletive use likely is as old. Damn and its derivatives generally
were avoided in print from 18c. to c.1930s (the famous line in "Gone with the Wind" was a breakthrough and required much effort by the studio). To be not worth a damn is from 1817. Damn Yankee, characteristic Southern U.S. term for "Northerner," is attested from 1812.
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Example sentences
Several statistics seemed to support this damning conclusion.
The physical evidence is overwhelming, and witnesses have yielded damning
  testimony.
However, it is also not the damning phrase that the author suggests.
But he sees clearly that everything must be risked for the sake of that damning
  piece of evidence.
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