What does DAMN mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DAMN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damn, darn, hoot, red cent, shit, shucks, tinker's damn, tinker's dam(adj)

    something of little value

    "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"

  2. damn, goddamn(adj)

    used as expletives

    "oh, damn (or goddamn)!"

  3. blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal(verb)

    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"; "an infernal nuisance"

  4. curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict(adverb)

    wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

    "The bad witch cursed the child"

  5. bloody, damn, all-fired(adverb)


    "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"


  1. damn(Noun)

    The use of "damn" as a curse.

  2. damn(Noun)

    A small, negligible quantity, being of little value.

    The new hires aren't worth a damn.

  3. damn(Noun)

    The smallest amount of concern or consideration.

    I donu2019t give a damn.

  4. damn(Verb)

    To condemn to hell.

    The official position is that anyone who does this will be damned for all eternity.

  5. damn(Verb)

    To put out of favor; to ruin; to label negatively.

    Iu2019m afraid that if I speak out on this, Iu2019ll be damned as a troublemaker.

  6. damn(Verb)

    To condemn as unfit, harmful, of poor quality, unsuccessful, invalid, immoral or illegal.

  7. damn(Verb)

    To curse; put a curse upon.

    That man stole my wallet. Damn him!

  8. damn(Verb)

    To invoke damnation; to curse.

    While I inwardly damn. uE000112455uE001 Goldsmith.

  9. damn(Adverb)

    awfully, extremely

    That car was going damn fast!

  10. damn(Adjective)

    Generic intensifier.

    Shut the damn door!

  11. damn(Interjection)

    Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt, etc. See also dammit.

  12. Origin: dampnen, from dampner, from damnare, from damnum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damn(verb)

    to condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure

  2. Damn(verb)

    to doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse

  3. Damn(verb)

    to condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc

  4. Damn(verb)

    to invoke damnation; to curse

  5. Origin: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Damn

    dam, v.t. to censure or condemn: to sentence to eternal punishment: to doom.—n. an oath: a curse.—adj. Dam′nable, deserving or tending to damnation: hateful: pernicious.—n. Dam′nableness.—adv. Dam′nably.—n. Damnā′tion, condemnation: (theol.) the punishment of the impenitent in the future state: eternal punishment.—adj. Dam′natory, consigning to damnation.—p.adj. Damned, sentenced to everlasting punishment: hateful: a profane intensive, meaning merely thorough (often written d——d, and softened into darned, dashed, &c.).—adv. very, exceedingly.—adj. Damnif′ic.—n. Damnificā′tion.—v.t. Dam′nify, to cause loss to.—adj. Dam′ning, exposing to condemnation. [Fr. damner—L. damnāre, to condemn—damnum, loss.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAMN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3067


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAMN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAMN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ole Miss alumnus Kelly English:

    It's a damn shame.

  2. Patrick Sondenheimer:

    Open the damn door!

  3. David G. Farragut:

    Damn the torpedoes Full speed ahead

  4. C. S. Forester:

    Damn my eyes. Damn my soul. Glorious!

  5. Renee Howard:

    I just thought, ‘another damn cow is loose!'.

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Translations for DAMN

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • اللعنةArabic
  • праклёнBelarusian
  • порицавам, проклинам, проклятие, ужасно, кълна, осъждамBulgarian
  • malaïdament, maleir, cagondenaCatalan, Valencian
  • zatratit, sakraCzech
  • hulens, sørens, pokkers, forbandetDanish
  • verdammenGerman
  • damni, damneEsperanto
  • maldita sea, condenar, maldición, maldito, maldecir, malditamente, diablos, reprobarSpanish
  • needmaEstonian
  • لعنتیPersian
  • saamarin, tuomita, saamari, jumalattoman, samperi, kadotukseen, samperin, hitto, kirota, pahus, pahuksenFinnish
  • mince, merde, damner, putain, réprouverFrench
  • कोसनाHindi
  • a fene egye meg, a francba, átkozottul, a fenébeHungarian
  • անիծելArmenian
  • sialan, brengsek, kampret, mengutukIndonesian
  • damnarIdo
  • accidenti, cavolo, condannare, cribbio, dannazione, maledettamente, dannare, dannatamenteItalian
  • לעזאזלHebrew
  • 糞, [[地獄]][[に]][[落とす]]Japanese
  • ჯანდაბაGeorgian
  • 망할Korean
  • damnantLatin
  • velnias, prakeikimas, prakeiktiLithuanian
  • āhahāMāori
  • проклетство, проколнува, проклето, по ѓаволитеMacedonian
  • vloekDutch
  • cholernie, cholera, przekląć, psiakrew, do diabłaPolish
  • maldição, danar, droga, amaldiçoar, porcariaPortuguese
  • la naiba!Romanian
  • проклясть, проклятие, чёрт возьми, чёрт побери, чёрт, блин, проклинатьRussian
  • KvraguSerbo-Croatian
  • mallkojAlbanian
  • förbannat, djävligt, fördöma, förbanna, fanSwedish
  • மட்டமானTamil
  • 该死的Chinese

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