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damn

 (dăm)
v. damned, damn·ing, damns
v.tr.
1.
a. To condemn to everlasting punishment or another terrible fate in the afterlife; doom: "the ancient belief that souls of the deceased who had been damned for certain sins could rise from their graves and wander the countryside between dusk and dawn" (Rudy Chelminski).
b. To condemn to an undesirable fate; destine: was damned to live out his life in poverty.
c. To bring about the failure of; ruin: Insufficient funding damned the project.
2. To denounce or criticize severely: a movie that was damned by the critics.
3. To swear at; curse.
v.intr.
To swear; curse.
interj.
Used to express anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.
n.
1. The saying of "damn" as a curse.
2. Informal The least valuable bit; a jot: not worth a damn.
adv. & adj.
Damned.
Idiom:
damn well
Without any doubt; positively: I am damn well going to file charges against him.

[Middle English dampnen, from Old French dampner, from Latin damnāre, to condemn, inflict loss upon, from damnum, loss.]

damn′ing·ly adv.

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
(prenominal) slang deserving damnation; detestable
adv, adj (prenominal)
slang (intensifier): damn fool; a damn good pianist.
adv
damn all slang absolutely nothing
vb (mainly tr)
3. to condemn as bad, worthless, etc
4. to curse
5. (Theology) to condemn to eternal damnation
6. (often passive) to doom to ruin; cause to fail: the venture was damned from the start.
7. (also intr) to prove (someone) guilty: damning evidence.
8. to swear (at) using the word damn
9. as near as damn it informal Brit as near as possible; very near
10. damn with faint praise to praise so unenthusiastically that the effect is condemnation
n
11. slang something of negligible value; jot (esp in the phrase not worth a damn)
12. not give a damn informal to be unconcerned; not care
[C13: from Old French dampner, from Latin damnāre to injure, condemn, from damnum loss, injury, penalty]

damn

(dæm)
1. to declare to be bad, unfit, invalid, or illegal.
2. to condemn as a failure: to damn a play.
3. to bring condemnation upon; ruin: damned by his gambling habit.
4. to doom to eternal punishment or condemn to hell.
5. to swear at or curse, using the word “damn.”
v.i.
6. to use the word “damn”; swear.
interj.
7. (used as an expletive to express anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.)
n.
8. the utterance of “damn” in swearing or for emphasis.
9. something of negligible value: not worth a damn.
adj. adv.
11. damned.
Idioms:
damn with faint praise, to praise so moderately as, in effect, to condemn.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French dam(p)ner < Latin damnāre to condemn]
damn′er, n.

damn


Past participle: damned
Gerund: damning

Imperative
damn
damn
Present
I damn
you damn
he/she/it damns
we damn
you damn
they damn
Preterite
I damned
you damned
he/she/it damned
we damned
you damned
they damned
Present Continuous
I am damning
you are damning
he/she/it is damning
we are damning
you are damning
they are damning
Present Perfect
I have damned
you have damned
he/she/it has damned
we have damned
you have damned
they have damned
Past Continuous
I was damning
you were damning
he/she/it was damning
we were damning
you were damning
they were damning
Past Perfect
I had damned
you had damned
he/she/it had damned
we had damned
you had damned
they had damned
Future
I will damn
you will damn
he/she/it will damn
we will damn
you will damn
they will damn
Future Perfect
I will have damned
you will have damned
he/she/it will have damned
we will have damned
you will have damned
they will have damned
Future Continuous
I will be damning
you will be damning
he/she/it will be damning
we will be damning
you will be damning
they will be damning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been damning
you have been damning
he/she/it has been damning
we have been damning
you have been damning
they have been damning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been damning
you will have been damning
he/she/it will have been damning
we will have been damning
you will have been damning
they will have been damning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been damning
you had been damning
he/she/it had been damning
we had been damning
you had been damning
they had been damning
Conditional
I would damn
you would damn
he/she/it would damn
we would damn
you would damn
they would damn
Past Conditional
I would have damned
you would have damned
he/she/it would have damned
we would have damned
you would have damned
they would have damned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damn - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
Verb1.damn - wish harm upondamn - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
bring up, call down, conjure, conjure up, invoke, call forth, put forward, arouse, evoke, stir, raise - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
Adj.1.damn - used as expletives; "oh, damn (or goddamn)!"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
2.damn - expletives used informally as intensifiersdamn - 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"; "an infernal nuisance"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
Adv.1.damn - extremelydamn - extremely; "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

damn

adverb
1. (Informal) very, really, particularly, highly, greatly, seriously (informal), truly, extremely, terribly, remarkably, unusually, jolly (Brit.), wonderfully, decidedly, awfully (informal), exceedingly, superlatively, uncommonly Let's have a damn good party.
verb
1. criticize, condemn, blast, pan (informal), slam (slang), flame (informal), denounce, put down, slate (informal), censure, castigate, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), inveigh against, lambast(e), excoriate, denunciate You can't damn him for his beliefs.
criticize approve, honour, praise, cheer, admire, acclaim, applaud, compliment, congratulate, laud, extol, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), take your hat off to
damn near (Informal) almost, virtually, practically, all but, just about, as good as, well-nigh I damn near went crazy.
not give a damn (Informal) not care, not mind, be indifferent, not give a hoot, not care a jot, not give two hoots, not care a whit, not care a brass farthing, not give a tinker's curse or damn (slang) Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

damn

verb
1. To pronounce judgment against:
2. To invoke evil or injury upon:
Informal: cuss.
Archaic: execrate, maledict.
3. To use profane or obscene language:
Informal: cuss.
noun
Informal. The least bit:
Informal: rap.
Slang: diddly.
adjective
So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy.
Translations
شَيْء تافِهلعينيا للْفَظاعَه! اللعْنَه!يَلْعَن، يَذِم
mákodsouditzatraceně!zatracenýzatratit
for fanden!fordømmeikke noget værdpokkers
damnedamni
kirottu
proklet
elátkozfene: a fene egye meg!fütyülök rá
fjandinn!, helvíti!fordæmavera skítsama
いまいましい
저주받은
demaskuojantisįrodantis kaltęišpeiktiniekispasmerktas
Ne plika graša vērtsnieksnolādētnolādēts! pie velna!nopelt
zatratiť
presneto
förbaskad
คำอุทานแสดงความรำคาญ
Allah kahretsin!değersiz bulmaklânet okumaklanet olasılânetlemek
tồi tệ

damn

[dæm]
A. VT
1. (Rel) (= condemn) → condenar
the effort was damned from the startdesde el principio el intento estaba condenado a fracasar
the critics damned the booklos críticos pusieron or tiraron el libro por los suelos
I'll see him damned firstantes lo veré colgado
to damn sth/sb with faint praisedespachar algo/a algn con tímidos elogios
2. (= swear at) → maldecir
3. (in exclamations) damn it!¡maldita sea!
damn him/you!¡maldito sea/seas!
damn this car!¡al diablo con este coche!
well I'll be damned!¡caramba!, ¡vaya!
I'll be damned if I will!¡ni en broma!, ¡ni pensarlo!, ¡ni de coña! (Sp)
B. EXCL¡maldita sea!, ¡caray!, ¡me cago en la leche! (Sp) , ¡carajo! (LAm)
C. N I don't give a damnme importa un pito or bledo, me importa un carajo
it's not worth a damnno vale un pimiento, no vale un carajo
D. ADJmaldito, condenado, fregado (LAm)
damn Yankee (US) → sucio/a yanqui mf
E. ADV it's damn hot/cold!¡vaya calor/frío que hace!, ¡hace un calor/frío del demonio!
he's damn clever!¡mira que es listo!, ¡es más listo que el hambre!
he damn near killed mepor poco me mata, casi me mata
"did you tell him so?" - "damn right, I did!"-¿eso le dijiste? -¡pues claro! or ¡ya lo creo!
I should damn well think so!¡hombre, eso espero!

damn

[ˈdæm]
vt
(= criticize) → condamner
(= curse) → maudire
damn it! → zut!
near as damn it (British) (= very nearly) → presque
I'm leading as near as damn it a normal life → Je mène une vie franchement presque normale.
n
I don't give a damn → je m'en fous
adjfichu(e)
He's playing his damn trumpet → Il joue de sa fichue trompette.
The damn pipe's burst → Ce fichu tuyau a pété.
this damn ... → ce fichu ...
it's a damn nuisance! → quelle barbe!
there's not a damn thing you can do → tu ne peux rien y faire
exclzut!
adv [good, right] → sacrément
damn near
I damn near went crazy → J'ai manqué devenir fou.

damn

interj (inf)verdammt (inf)
n (inf) he doesn’t care or give a damner schert sich den Teufel or einen Dreck (darum) (inf); I don’t give a damndas ist mir piepegal (inf)or scheißegal (inf); it’s not worth a damndas ist keinen Pfifferling wert
adj attr (inf)verdammt; it’s one damn thing after anotherverdammt noch mal, da kommt aber auch eins nach dem andern; it’s a damn nuisancedas ist ein verdammter Mist (inf), → das ist wirklich zu blöd (inf); a damn sight better/worseverdammt viel besser/schlechter (inf); I can’t see a damn thingverdammt (noch mal), ich kann überhaupt nichts sehen (inf); I couldn’t see a damn thingdas war vielleicht ein Mist, ich konnte überhaupt nichts sehen (inf)
adv (inf)verdammt; I should damn well hope/think sodas will ich aber auch stark hoffen/ich doch stark annehmen; pretty damn good/quickverdammt gut/schnell (inf); you’re damn rightdu hast völlig recht; damn allnicht die Bohne (inf); I’ve done damn all todayich hab heute null Komma nichts gemacht (inf)
vt
(Rel) → verdammen
(= bring condemnation, ruin on)das Genick brechen (+dat); (evidence)überführen
(= judge and condemn)verurteilen; book etcverreißen; to damn somebody/something with faint praisejdn/etw auf eine Weise loben, die ihn/es bloßstellt
(inf) damn him/you! (annoyed) → verdammt! (inf); (indifferent) → der kann/du kannst mich mal! (inf); damn him for forgettingso ein (verdammter) Mist, er hats vergessen (inf); damn Richard, he’s pinched my bookder verdammte Richard hat mein Buch geklaut (inf); damn it!verdammt (noch mal)! (inf); damn it all!zum Donnerwetter! (inf); (in surprise) → Donnerwetter! (inf), → Teufel auch! (inf); well, I’ll be damned!Donnerwetter! (inf); I’ll be damned if I’ll go thereich denk nicht (im Schlaf) dran, da hinzugehen (inf); I’ll be damned if I knowweiß der Teufel (inf)

damn

[dæm]
1. vt (Rel) → dannare; (curse) → maledire; (condemn, film, book) → stroncare
damn it! (fam) → accidenti!
damn him/you! (fam) → accidenti a lui/a te!
well I'll be damned! (fam) → che mi venga un accidente!
I'll be damned if I will! (fam) → (non lo faccio) manco morto!
2. n (fam) I don't give a damnme ne infischio, non me ne importa un fico
it's not worth a damn → non vale un fico secco
3. adj (fam) (also damned) → maledetto/a
this damn machine won't work → questa maledetta macchina non funziona
4. adv (fam) (also damned) it's damn hotfa un caldo del diavolo
he knew damn well → lo sapeva benissimo
damn all → un bel niente, un accidente

damn

(dӕm) verb
1. to sentence to unending punishment in hell. His soul is damned.
2. to cause to be condemned as bad, unacceptable etc. That film was damned by the critics.
interjection
expressing anger, irritation etc. Damn! I've forgotten my purse.
noun
something unimportant or of no value. It's not worth a damn; I don't give a damn! (= I don't care in the least).
damned adjective
1. sentenced to unending punishment in hell.
2. annoying, greatly disliked etc. Get that damned dog out of here!
ˈdamning adjective
showing faults, sins etc. The evidence was damning.

damn

لعين zatracený pokkers verdammt διαβολεμένος condenado kirottu damné proklet maledetto いまいましい 저주받은 verdomd forbasket przeklęty desgraçado проклятый förbaskad คำอุทานแสดงความรำคาญ lanet olası tồi tệ 该死的
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Damn me, it's worth a fellow's while to be born into the world, if only to fall right asleep.
Damn the devil, Flask; do you suppose I'm afraid of the devil?
Why, it does seem to me that of all the childish, idiotic, chuckle-headed, chicken-livered superstitions that ev -- oh, damn Merlin
Why, if I see one pursuing party last night - coming up in order, Damn 'em, with their tramp, tramp - I see a hundred.
You damned my feelings, and I will damn yours," continued Jansenius in the same tone.
It doesn't matter a twopenny damn to me one way or the other.
They feed and pamper the vermin who are eating away the foundations of the country, and, damn it all, when we put a clear case to them, when we show them men whom we know to be dangerous, they laugh at us and tell us that it isn't our department
We've hit the trail together afore now, and he's eighteen carat from his moccasins up, damn his mangy old hide, anyway.
Now growl, damn you, growl," he said, as he patted the responsive head and rubbed the flattening ears.
Ah, we blokies kin lick deh hull damn Row," said a child, swaggering.
Hold up, old boy," he said; "great man or not, we'll put a bullet in him, damn him.
said enough--no more; smart chap that cabman--handled his fives well; but if I'd been your friend in the green jemmy-- damn me--punch his head,--'cod I would,--pig's whisper-- pieman too,--no gammon.