Damn meaning

dăm
Used to express anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.
interjection
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To damn is defined as to condemn to an unhappy life or is used to swear to express anger.

An example of to damn is to condemn someone as bad by saying "damn you" after they do something that makes you angry.

verb
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To swear at; curse.
verb
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To cause the ruin of; make fail.
verb
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To swear; curse.
verb
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Used to express anger, annoyance, disappointment, etc.
interjection
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(theology) To condemn to hell.
verb
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(profane) Generic intensifier.

Shut the damn door!

adjective
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(profane) Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt, etc. See also dammit.
interjection
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(profane) The smallest amount of concern or consideration.

I don’t give a damn.

noun
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To swear at by saying “damn”
verb
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To swear or curse; say “damn,” etc.
verb
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The saying of “damn” as a curse.
noun
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adjective
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(profane) Awfully, extremely.

That car was going damn fast!

adverb
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The use of "damn" as a curse.
noun
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(profane) A small, negligible quantity, being of little value.

The new hires aren't worth a damn.

noun
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To denounce or criticize severely.

A movie that was damned by the critics.

verb
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The saying of “damn” as a curse.
noun
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Damned.
adjective
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To condemn as bad or inferior.
verb
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To criticize adversely.
verb
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(informal) The least valuable bit; a jot.

Not worth a damn.

noun
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damn well
  • Without any doubt; positively:
    I am damn well going to file charges against him.
idiom
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damn with faint praise
  • to praise with so little enthusiasm as, in effect, to disparage or condemn
idiom
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not give a damn
  • not care at all
idiom
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not worth a damn
  • worthless
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

not give a damn
not worth a damn

Origin of damn

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dampnen, from Old French damner, from Latin damnare (“to condemn, inflict loss upon”), from damnum (“loss”).

    From Wiktionary