Damn - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dæm|  American pronunciation of the word damn
Brit.  |dæm|  British pronunciation of the word damn
- something of little value (syn: darn, hoot, shit, shucks)
his promise is not worth a damn

verb

- wish harm upon; invoke evil upon (syn: beshrew, curse, imprecate)

adverb

- extremely (syn: bloody)
- used as expletives (syn: goddamn)
oh, damn (or goddamn)!
- expletives used informally as intensifiers (syn: blame, blasted, blessed, damned, deuced, goddamn, goddamned, infernal)
I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool

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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