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.
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damning

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

(ˈdæm ɪŋ, ˈdæm nɪŋ)

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

 of jurors: a panel of jurors, in reference to their power to condemn the accused—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.damning - threatening with damnation
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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damning

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

damning

[ˈdæmɪŋ] ADJ [evidence] → irrefutable
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damning

[ˈdæmɪŋ] adj [evidence] → accablant(e); [report] → accablant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

damning

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

[ˈdæmɪŋ] adj (implications) → fortemente negativo/a
damning evidence → prove fpl schiaccianti
damning criticism → stroncatura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
I sat up, earnestly damning the management of that unthinkable hotel, and was about to spring from the bed to go and make trouble for the night- clerk--him of the apologetic manner and the tallow candle--when something in the situation affected me with a strange indisposition to move.
Damning. But not as damning as the verdict offered by former Dungannon Swifts boss Joe McAree following a defeat at Distillery a handful of seasons ago.
His/her damning and illinformed comments have no foundation at all.