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1damn

verb \ˈdam\

—used to show that you are angry or annoyed at a person, thing, or situation

—used to say in a forceful way that you do not care about something

: to send (someone) to hell as punishment after death

damneddamn·ing \ˈda-miŋ\

Full Definition of DAMN

transitive verb
1
:  to condemn to a punishment or fate; especially :  to condemn to hell
2
a :  to condemn vigorously and often irascibly for some real or fancied fault or defect <damned the storm for their delay>
b :  to condemn as a failure by public criticism
3
:  to bring ruin on
4
:  to swear at :  curse —often used to express annoyance, disgust, or surprise <damn him, he should have been careful> <I'll be damned>
intransitive verb
:  curse, swear

Examples of DAMN

  1. He damned them for their stupidity.
  2. <damned the car for once again breaking down>
  3. But it is functional talk for the purpose of conveying information, not, as often in the case of Waugh, for entertaining his audience, humdrum veracity be damned. —Robert Murray Davis, Commonweal, 5 June 2009

Origin of DAMN

Middle English dampnen, from Anglo-French dampner, from Latin damnare, from damnum damage, loss, fine
First Known Use: 13th century

2damn

noun \ˈdam\

: anything at all

Full Definition of DAMN

1
:  the utterance of the word damn as a curse
2
:  a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) :  the least bit <don't give a damn>

Examples of DAMN

  1. <I don't want to hear about your problems—I just don't give a damn.>

Origin of DAMN

(see 1damn)
First Known Use: 1619

3damn

adjective or adverb \ˈdam\

: very or extremely

Full Definition of DAMN

:  damned <a damn nuisance> <ran damn fast>
damn well
:  beyond doubt or question :  certainly <knew damn well what would happen>

Origin of DAMN

(see 1damn)
First Known Use: 1775
DAMN WELL Defined for Kids

1damn

verb \ˈdam\
damneddamn·ing

Definition of DAMN for Kids

1
:  to condemn to everlasting punishment especially in hell
2
:  to declare to be bad or a failure
3
:  to swear at :  curse

2damn

adjective \ˈdamd\

Definition of DAMN for Kids

1
:  very bad <the damn weather>
2
—used to make a statement more forceful <These bugs are a damned nuisance.> Hint:This word is considered impolite, and you may offend people by using it.

Variants of DAMN

damn or damned \ˈdamd\

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