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3 results for damned
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. in a damnable manner; "kindly Arthur--so damnably , politely , endlessly persistent!"
    Synonym(s): damned, damnably, cursedly
  1. expletives used informally as intensifiers; "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"
    Synonym(s): blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal
  2. in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell; "poor damned souls"
    Synonym(s): cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved
  1. people who are condemned to eternal punishment; "he felt he had visited the realm of the damned"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Damn \Damn\ (d[acr]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damned} (d[acr]md or
      d[acr]m"n[ecr]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Damning} (d[acr]m"[icr]ng
      or d[acr]m"n[icr]ng).] [OE. damnen dampnen (with excrescent
      p), OF. damner, dampner, F. damner, fr. L. damnare, damnatum,
      to condemn, fr. damnum damage, a fine, penalty. Cf.
      {Condemn}, {Damage}.]
      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.
      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.
                     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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Damned \Damned\, a.
      1. Sentenced to punishment in a future state; condemned;
            consigned to perdition.
      2. Hateful; detestable; abominable.
                     But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who doats,
                     yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves. --Shak.
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