Damned - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dæmd|  American pronunciation of the word damned
Brit.  |damd|  British pronunciation of the word damned
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto damn
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto damn
- people who are condemned to eternal punishment
he felt he had visited the realm of the damned

adverb

- in a damnable manner (syn: cursedly, damnably)
- expletives used informally as intensifiers (syn: blame, blasted, blessed, damn, 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
- in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell (syn: cursed, doomed, unredeemed)
poor damned souls

Examples

...only a damned fool would say such a thing...

...it's a damned fine day...

He damned well knew it.

None of your damned nonsense!

he felt he had visited the realm of the damned

I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing

He damned them for their stupidity.

The critics damned the play on the first night.

• I'll be damned if I can find my keys (=I can't find them).

• I'll be damned if I let him in the house (=I won't let him in).

• I'll be damned! I haven't seen him for years!

I'll be damned if I can find my keys.

I'll be damned! I haven't seen you for years.

Damned if he didn't fall into the pond, flop!

You're my father and all that, but I'll be damned if you run me any more.

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