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"damning" in British English

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damningadjective

uk   us   /ˈdæm.ɪŋ/
A damning ​report, ​judgment, ​remark, etc. that ​includes a lot of ​criticism or ​showsclearly that someone is ​wrong, ​guilty, or has ​behaved very ​badly: He made some ​fairly damning ​remarks about the government's ​refusal to ​deal with the ​problem. The two men were ​convicted on some ​extremely damning evidence.
(Definition of damning from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"damning" in American English

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damningadjective

 us   /ˈdæm·ɪŋ/
very ​critical, or ​showingclearly that someone is ​wrong or ​guilty: a damning ​report/​finding
(Definition of damning from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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