damning


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Related to damning: damning with faint praise

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.

damning

(ˈdæmɪŋ)
adj
(of evidence or a report) suggesting very strongly that someone is guilty of a crime or has made a serious mistake

damn•ing

(ˈdæm ɪŋ, ˈdæm nɪŋ)

adj.
causing incrimination: damning evidence.
[1590–1600]
damn′ing•ly, adv.
damn′ing•ness, n.

Damning

 of jurors: a panel of jurors, in reference to their power to condemn the accused—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.damning - threatening with damnation
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to

damning

adjective incriminating, implicating, condemnatory, dooming, accusatorial, damnatory, implicative a damning report into the affair
Translations
مُثْبِت للإدانَه، مُؤَكِّد للإتِّهام
usvědčující
fældende
elítélõ
sakfellandi
suçlandırıcı

damning

[ˈdæmɪŋ] ADJ [evidence] → irrefutable

damning

[ˈdæmɪŋ] adj [evidence] → accablant(e); [report] → accablant(e)

damning

adjvernichtend; evidencebelastend; he was pretty damning about iter hat sich ziemlich vernichtend darüber geäußert

damning

[ˈdæmɪŋ] adj (implications) → fortemente negativo/a
damning evidence → prove fpl schiaccianti
damning criticism → stroncatura

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.
References in classic literature ?
That pale, loving mother,--her dying prayers, her forgiving love,--wrought in that demoniac heart of sin only as a damning sentence, bringing with it a fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation.
There is there is,'' answered the wretched woman, ``deep, black, damning guilt, guilt, that lies like a load at my breast guilt, that all the penitential fires of hereafter cannot cleanse.
But listless as he lounges there, rather baffled on the aesthetic question, and guilty of the damning fault (as we have lately discovered it to be) of confounding the merit of the artist with that of his work (for he admires the squinting Madonna of the young lady with the boyish coiffure, because he thinks the young lady herself uncommonly taking), he is a sufficiently promising acquaintance.
Pennifeather, but these circumstances were now altogether too convincing -- too damning, he would hesitate no longer -- he would tell all he knew, although his heart (Mr.
I could hardly imagine a more damning case," I remarked.
We should have found him stamping and damning up and down this path, and calling for clean boots.