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English

Etymology

Middle English dampnen > Old French dampner > [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] damnare (to condemn, inflict loss upon), from damnum (loss).

Pronunciation

Homophones

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 loop detected: Template:context 1) 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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To curse; put a curse upon.

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

damn (not comparable)

Positive
damn

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Generic intensifier.
    Shut the damn door!

Translations

Adverb

damn (not comparable)

Positive
damn

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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Translations

Interjection

damn

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt, etc. See also dammit.

Translations

Noun

Singular
damn

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

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