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v. damned, damn·ing, damns
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.
To swear; curse.
Used to express anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.
1. The saying of "damn" as a curse.
2. Informal The least valuable bit; a jot: not worth a damn.
adv. & adj.
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.


in a damning manner
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