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English[]

Etymology[]

Middle English dampnen < Old French dampner < Latin damnare (to condemn, inflict loss upon), from damnum (loss).

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /dæm/
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    Rhymes: -æm
  • Homophones: dam

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Damn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Damn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. Template:Theology To condemn to hell.
    The official position is that anyone who does this will be damned for all eternity.
  2. To put out of favor; to ruin; to label negatively.
    I’m afraid that if I speak out on this, I’ll be damned as a troublemaker.
  3. To condemn as unfit, harmful, of poor quality, unsuccessful, invalid, immoral or illegal.
  4. (profane) To curse; put a curse upon.
    That man stole my wallet. Damn him!

Related terms[]

  • goddammit
  • God damn, goddamn
  • goddamned
  • damn skippy
  • damn straight
  • damn by association
  • damn with faint praise
  • damn the torpedoes
  • damn your eyes
  • damn your hide

Translations[]

Adjective[]

Damn (not comparable)

Positive
Damn

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (profane) Generic intensifier.
    Shut the damn door!

Synonyms[]

  • See also Wikisaurus:damned

Translations[]

Adverb[]

Damn (not comparable)

Positive
Damn

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (profane) awfully, extremely
    That car was going damn fast!

Translations[]

Interjection[]

Damn

  1. (profane) Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt, etc. See also dammit.

Derived terms[]

  • dayum (slang, emphatic form)

Synonyms[]

  • See also Wikisaurus:dammit

Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Damn

Plural
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Damn ({{{1}}})

  1. The use of "damn" as a curse.
  2. (profane) A small, negligible quantity, being of little value.
    The new hires aren't worth a damn.
  3. (profane) The smallest amount of concern or consideration.
    I don’t give a damn.

Translations[]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

et:damn es:damn fa:damn fr:damn ko:damn hr:damn io:damn kn:damn li:damn hu:damn ml:damn my:damn simple:damn fi:damn sv:damn ta:damn te:damn vi:damn zh:damn

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