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damning


  3  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]: 
 
  Damning  \Damn"ing\,  a. 
  That  damns;  damnable;  as  damning  evidence  of  guilt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  damning 
  adj  :  threatening  with  damnation  [syn:  {damnatory}] 




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