Damn - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dæm|  American pronunciation of the word damn
Brit.  |dæm|  British pronunciation of the word damn

noun

- something of little value(syn: darn, hoot, shit, shucks)

verb

- wish harm upon; invoke evil upon (syn: anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, imprecate, maledict)

adverb

- extremely (syn: all-fired, all-firedly, bloody)

adjective

- used as expletives(syn: goddamn)
- expletives used informally as intensifiers(syn: blame, blamed, blasted, blessed, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal)

Examples

He damned them for their stupidity.

...damned the car for once again breaking down...

...I don't want to hear about your problems—I just don't give a damn....

It is time for me to speak out, and damn the consequences.

Everything is so damn expensive.

He damn near drowned.

• Damn! I've left my keys in the office.

• Damn, she's old.

• Everything was so damn expensive.

• The band sounded pretty damn good.

• I'll damn well do as I please.

• You know damn well what I'm talking about.

• He damn near (=almost) drowned.

• 'It isn't easy.' ' Damn right, it's not.'

• Turn off the damn TV!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: damn
he/she/it: damns
present participle: damning
past tense: damned
past participle: damned
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