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English adjective: damn

1. damn used as expletives

SamplesOh, damn (or goddamn)!.


Similarcursed, curst

Antonymsblessed, blest

2. damn expletives used informally as intensifiers

SamplesHe'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.
An infernal nuisance.

Synonymsblame, blamed, blasted, blessed, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal

Similarcursed, curst

Antonymsblessed, blest

English noun: damn

1. damn (attribute) something of little value

SamplesHis promise is not worth a damn.
Not worth one red cent.
Not worth shucks.

Synonymsdarn, hoot, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn

Broader (hypernym)ineptitude, worthlessness

English adverb: damn

1. damn extremely

SamplesYou are bloody right.
Why are you so all-fired aggressive?.

Synonymsall-fired, bloody

Domain usageintensifier, intensive

English verb: damn

1. damn (communication) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

SamplesThe bad witch cursed the child.

Synonymsanathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, imprecate, maledict

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


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