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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damn  \Damn\  (d[a^]m),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Damned}  (d[a^]md  or 
  d[a^]m"n[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Damning}  (d[a^]m"[i^]ng  or 
  d[a^]m"n[i^]ng).]  [OE.  damnen  dampnen  (with  excrescent  p), 
  OF  damner,  dampner,  F.  damner,  fr  L.  damnare  damnatum  to 
  condemn,  fr  damnum  damage,  a  fine,  penalty.  Cf  {Condemn}, 
  {Damage}.] 
  1.  To  condemn;  to  declare  guilty;  to  doom;  to  adjudge  to 
  punishment;  to  sentence;  to  censure. 
 
  He  shall  not  live;  look  with  a  spot  I  damn  him 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Theol.)  To  doom  to  punishment  in  the  future  world;  to 
  consign  to  perdition;  to  curse. 
 
  3.  To  condemn  as  bad  or  displeasing,  by  open  expression,  as 
  by  denuciation,  hissing,  hooting,  etc 
 
  You  are  not  so  arrant  a  critic  as  to  damn  them  [the 
  works  of  modern  poets]  .  .  .  without  hearing. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Damn  with  faint  praise,  assent  with  civil  leer,  And 
  without  sneering  teach  the  rest  to  sneer.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  Damn  is  sometimes  used  interjectionally,  imperatively, 
  and  intensively. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damn  \Damn\,  v.  i. 
  To  invoke  damnation;  to  curse.  ``While  I  inwardly  damn.'' 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  damn 
  adj  1:  used  as  expletives;  "oh,  damn  (or  goddamn)!"  [syn:  {goddamn}] 
  2:  expletives  used  informally  as  intensifiers;  "he's  a  blasted 
  idiot";  "it's  a  blamed  shame";  "a  blame  cold  winter";  "not 
  a  blessed  dime";  "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";  "a  deuced  idiot";  "tired  or 
  his  everlasting  whimpering";  "an  infernal  nuisance"  [syn: 
  {blasted},  {blame},  {blamed},  {blessed},  {damned},  {darned}, 
  {deuced},  {everlasting},  {goddam},  {goddamn},  {goddamned}, 
  {infernal}] 
  n  :  something  of  little  value;  "it  is  not  worth  a  damn";  "not 
  worth  shucks"  [syn:  {darn},  {hoot},  {shit},  {shucks},  {tinker's 
  damn},  {tinker's  dam}] 
  adv  :  (intensifier)  "you  are  bloody  right";  "Why  are  you  so 
  all-fired  aggressive?"  [syn:  {bloody},  {all-fired}] 
  v  :  wish  harm  upon  put  a  curse  on  "The  bad  witch  cursed  the 
  child"  [syn:  {curse},  {beshrew},  {bedamn},  {anathemize}, 
  {imprecate},  {maledict}]  [ant:  {bless}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DAMN,  v.  A  word  formerly  much  used  by  the  Paphlagonians  the  meaning 
  of  which  is  lost.  By  the  learned  Dr  Dolabelly  Gak  it  is  believed  to 
  have  been  a  term  of  satisfaction,  implying  the  highest  possible  degree 
  of  mental  tranquillity.  Professor  Groke,  on  the  contrary,  thinks  it 
  expressed  an  emotion  of  tumultuous  delight,  because  it  so  frequently 
  occurs  in  combination  with  the  word  _jod_  or  _god_,  meaning  "joy."  It 
  would  be  with  great  diffidence  that  I  should  advance  an  opinion 
  conflicting  with  that  of  either  of  these  formidable  authorities. 
 
 




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