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damn

exclamation  us   /dæm/ infml

damn exclamation (EXPRESSION)

(also damn it, dammit,  /ˈdæm·ət, -ɪt/ ) an expression of anger or annoyance: Damn! I spilled coffee on my blouse. Note: This word may be considered offensive by some people.

damn exclamation (SURPRISE)

used to express surprise: Damn, I guess they decided to buy that house.

damn

adjective [not gradable]  us   /dæm/ (also damned,  /dæmd/ )

damn adjective [not gradable] (EXPRESSION)

infml used to express anger or annoyance: a damn shame

damn

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  us   /dæm/ infml

damn adjective, adverb [not gradable] (VERY)

very; great: You’re a damn fool to try and drive that old car cross-country.

damn

verb [T]  us   /dæm/

damn verb [T] (BLAME)

to blame or strongly criticize: The novel was damned by the critics for being too political.

damn verb [T] (PUNISH)

to force someone to stay in hell and be punished forever

damn

noun [U]  us   /dæm/ infml

damn noun [U] (LEAST AMOUNT)

the least amount: This old car isn’t worth a damn.
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