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1 damn /ˈdæm/ interjection
1 damn
/ˈdæm/
interjection
Learner's definition of DAMN
informal + impolite
used to show that you are angry, annoyed, surprised, etc.
2 damn /ˈdæm/ verb
damns; damned; damning
2 damn
/ˈdæm/
verb
damns; damned; damning
Learner's definition of DAMN
[+ object]
informal + impolite
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 usually used as (be) damned
sometimes used figuratively
: to say or think bad things about (someone or something) : to strongly criticize (someone or something)

as near as damn it

see 1near

damn with faint praise

: to give praise without enthusiasm in a way that shows you really dislike someone or something

I'll be damned

informal + impolite
used to show that you are very surprised about something often + if
sometimes shortened to damned if
used to say that you cannot or will not do something + if

the damned

: the people who have been sent to hell as punishment after their death

(you're) damned if you do and damned if you don't

informal
used to say that you will be blamed or considered wrong no matter what you do

— damning

adjective [more damning; most damning]
3 damn /ˈdæm/ noun
3 damn
/ˈdæm/
noun
Learner's definition of DAMN
[singular] informal + impolite
: anything at all usually used in negative statements
see also tinker's damn

give a damn

also care a damn
: to care at all about someone or something used in negative statements
4 damn /ˈdæm/ adjective
also damned
4 damn
/ˈdæm/
adjective
also damned
Learner's definition of DAMN
always used before a noun informal + impolite
used to show that you are angry, annoyed, surprised, etc.
used to make a statement more forceful
see also damnedest
5 damn /ˈdæm/ adverb
also damned
5 damn
/ˈdæm/
adverb
also damned
Learner's definition of DAMN
informal + impolite
: very or extremely
see also damnedest
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