damn with faint praise

Definition of damn with faint praise

  1. :  to give praise without enthusiasm in a way that shows one really dislikes someone or something

Word by Word Definitions

damnplay
  1. :  to condemn to a punishment or fate

    :  to condemn to hell

    :  to condemn vigorously and often irascibly for some real or fancied fault or defect

  1. :  the utterance of the word damn as a curse

    :  a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) :  the least bit

  1. :  damned

faintplay
  1. :  lacking courage and spirit :  cowardly

    :  weak, dizzy, and likely to faint

    :  lacking strength or vigor :  performed, offered, or accomplished weakly or languidly

  1. :  to lose courage or spirit

    :  to become weak

    :  to lose consciousness because of a temporary decrease in the blood supply to the brain

  1. :  the physiological action of fainting

    :  the resulting condition :  syncope

praiseplay
  1. :  to express a favorable judgment of :  commend

    :  to glorify (a god or saint) especially by the attribution of perfections

    :  to express praise

  1. :  an expression of approval :  commendation

    :  worship

    :  value, merit


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