damn´er

damn´er
damn «dam», verb, noun, adjective, adverb, interjection.
–v.t.
1. to declare (something) to be bad or inferior; condemn: »

The critics damned the new book.

SYNONYM(S): denounce, proscribe, execrate.
2. to cause to fail; ruin: »

Lack of funds damned the project from its beginning. Hence, vile instrument! Thou shalt not damn my hand (Shakespeare).

3. to doom to hell.
4. to swear or swear at by saying “damn”; curse. SYNONYM(S): imprecate.
5. Obsolete. to pronounce guilty; sentence; doom.
–v.i.
to say “damn”; curse.
–n.
1. a saying of “damn”; curse.
2. Informal. a trifle; the merest bit; hoot; straw: »

not care or give a damn, not worth a damn.

–adj., adv.
= damned. (Cf.damned)
–interj.
an exclamation of anger or annoyance.
[< Old French damner, learned borrowing from Latin damnāre condemn < damnum damage, loss, hurt]
damn´er, noun.
Usage See darn2 for usage note. (Cf.darn)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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