Damn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damned p. pr. & vb. n. Damning ]
1. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him. --Shak.
2. Theol. To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
3. To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the works of modern poets] . . . without hearing. --Pope.
Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer. --Pope.
Note: ☞ Damn is sometimes used interjectionally, imperatively, and intensively.
Damn·ing a. That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.
adj : threatening with damnation [syn: damnatory]