What does damnation mean?

Definitions for damnationdæmˈneɪ ʃən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damnation(noun)

    the act of damning

  2. damnation, eternal damnation(noun)

    the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell


  1. damnation(Noun)

    The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.

  2. damnation(Noun)

    Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damnation(noun)

    the state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation

  2. Damnation(noun)

    condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself

  3. Damnation(noun)

    a sin deserving of everlasting punishment

  4. Origin: [F. damnation, L. damnatio, fr. damnare. See Damn.]


  1. Damnation

    Damnation is the concept of everlasting divine punishment and/or disgrace, especially the punishment for sin as threatened by God. A damned being "in damnation" is said to be either in Hell, or living in a state wherein they are divorced from Heaven and/or in a state of disgrace from God's favor. Those Christians in purgatory, the "Church Suffering", are not considered damned, because their stay there is not eternal, while people who are damned to Hell will stay there eternally. Following the religious meaning, the words damn and goddamn are a common form of religious profanity, in modern times often semantically weakened to the status of mere interjections.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wystan Hugh Auden:

    All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.

  2. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.

  3. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is synonymous with expectation. In the sense that, whatever you earnestly expect is what you will experience. So what has been your hope all these while? Whatever/however, you've got to hope for riches never poverty, hope for success never failure, hope for greatness never commonness, hope for salvation never damnation.

  5. Vernon Schutz:

    A resurrection waits in the future of all people, whether saved or lost, kingdom saints or the Body of Christ. 'Marvel not at this for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and come forth they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation' (Jn. 528, 29).

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