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Definition of "damn" []

  • To pronounce an adverse judgment upon. See Synonyms at condemn. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring about the failure of; ruin. (verb-transitive)
  • To condemn as harmful, illegal, or immoral: a cleric who damned gambling and strong drink. (verb-transitive)
  • To condemn to everlasting punishment or a similar fate; doom. (verb-transitive)
  • To swear at. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "damn" in a sentence
  • "And I'm still damn stressed cuz in 2 weeks 'time will be our science practical mid-year paper, and in 1 month's time will be our mid-year paper… damn…"
  • "God damn is rare in England, and Englishmen say ‘I don’t care a damn’ much more often than ‘I don’t give a damn."
  • "When one of them fired at me I took a dive into the field, and of course your"—he visibly cut off the word damn out of respect for a lady's presence—"your San Francisco fields are more like taking a dive over a cliff."