damn – [dam]

verb (used with object):
1. to declare (something) to be bad, unfit, invalid, or illegal.
2. to condemn as a failure: to damn a play.
3. to bring condemnation upon; ruin.
4. to doom to eternal punishment or condemn to hell.
5. to swear at or curse, using the word “damn”: Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!

verb (used without object):
6. to use the word “damn”; swear.

7. (used as an expletive to express anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.)

8. the utterance of “damn” in swearing or for emphasis.
9. something of negligible value: not worth a damn.

10. damned ( defs. 2, 3 ) .

11. damned.

12. damn well, Informal . damned ( def. 7 ) .
13. damn with faint praise, to praise so moderately as, in effect, to condemn: The critic damned the opera with faint praise when he termed the production adequate.
14. give a damn, Informal . to care; be concerned; consider as important: You shouldn’t give a damn about their opinions. Also, give a darn.

1250–1300; Middle English dam ( p ) nen  < Old French dam ( p ) ner  < Latin damnāre  to condemn, derivative of damnum  damage, fine, harm

2. berate, censure, denounce, disparage, blast.

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