damn vs damned what difference

what is difference between damn and damned

English

Etymology

Middle English dampnen, from Old French damner, from Latin damnare (to condemn, inflict loss upon), from damnum (loss).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæm/
  • Rhymes: -æm
  • Homophone: dam

Verb

damn (third-person singular simple present damns, present participle damning, simple past and past participle damned)

  1. (theology, transitive, intransitive) To condemn to hell.
  2. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment.
  3. To put out of favor; to ruin; to label negatively.
  4. To condemn as unfit, harmful, invalid, immoral or illegal.
    • November 8, 1708, Alexander Pope, letter to Henry Cromwell
      You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the works of modern poets] [] without hearing.
  5. (profane) To curse; put a curse upon.
  6. (archaic) To invoke damnation; to curse.
    • c. 1767-1774, Oliver Goldsmith, letter to Mrs. Bunbury

Conjugation

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

damn (not comparable)

  1. (mildly vulgar) Generic intensifier. Fucking; bloody.

Synonyms

  • see also Thesaurus:damned

Translations

Adverb

damn (not comparable)

  1. (mildly vulgar) Very; extremely.

Translations

Interjection

damn

  1. (mildly vulgar) Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt or suprise, etc. See also dammit.

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:dammit

Derived terms

  • dang (euphemistic)
  • darn (euphemistic)
  • dayum (slang, emphatic form)
  • dizamn (slang, emphatic form)

Translations

Noun

damn (plural damns)

  1. The use of “damn” as a curse.
  2. (mildly vulgar, chiefly in the negative) A small, negligible quantity, being of little value; a whit or jot.
  3. (mildly vulgar, chiefly in the negative) The smallest amount of concern or consideration.

Translations

Anagrams

  • MDNA, NDMA, NMDA, mDNA, mand, nam’d


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæmd/
  • Homophone: dammed

Adjective

damned (comparative damneder or more damned, superlative damnedest or most damned)

  1. Godforsaken.
  2. Variant of profane damn, used to express contempt, exasperation, etc. towards someone or something.
    Their damned lawyers can go to hell.
    I can’t get this damned thing to work.
  3. Used to express vehemently that one is not or does not do something, or refuses to be or do something.

Synonyms

  • (god-forsaken): See Thesaurus:doomed
  • (profanity): See Thesaurus:damned

Derived terms

  • ever-damned

Translations

Adverb

damned (comparative more damned, superlative most damned)

  1. (mildly vulgar) Very.
    What’s so damned important about a football game?

Verb

damned

  1. simple past tense and past participle of damn

Anagrams

  • Dedman, Madden, demand, madden, manded

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