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1damn/ˈdæm/interjection
1damn
/ˈdæm/
interjection
Learner's definition of DAMN  
informal + impolite
— used to show that you are angry, annoyed, surprised, etc.
2damn/ˈdæm/verb
damnsdamneddamning
2damn
/ˈdæm/
verb
damnsdamneddamning
Learner's definition of DAMN  
[+ object]
informal + impolite 
— used to show that you are angry or annoyed at a person, thing, or situation
   b — 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]
3damn/ˈdæm/noun
3damn
/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

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