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Definition 1: something of little value - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where damn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his promise is not worth a damn
  • not worth one red cent
  • not worth shucks

Synonyms for damn in the sense of this definition

(damn is a kind of ...) having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

"the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"

Definition 2: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon - [verb of communication]

Samples where damn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad witch cursed the child

Synonyms for damn in the sense of this definition

(damn is a kind of ...) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

"raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Definition 3: extremely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where damn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you are bloody right
  • Why are you so all-fired aggressive?

Synonyms for damn in the sense of this definition

(damn is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 4: used as expletives - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where damn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • oh, damn (or goddamn)!

Synonyms for damn in the sense of this definition

(damn is similar to ...) deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

"villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed" "cursed with four daughter" "not a cursed drop" "his cursed stupidity" "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"

Definition 5: expletives used informally as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where damn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for damn in the sense of this definition

(damn is similar to ...) deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

"villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed" "cursed with four daughter" "not a cursed drop" "his cursed stupidity" "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"

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