damn

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. See condemnation, disapprobation, imprecation. Ant., bless, praise.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To consign to hell]
Syn. curse, accurse, confound, ban, doom, anathematize, proscribe, banish, read out of the church, excommunicate, fulminate against, declaim against, excoriate, condemn, sentence, convict, cast into hell, consign to the lower regions, torment, condemn to hell, condemn to eternal punishment, doom to perdition, thunder against, call down curses on the head of; curse with bell, book, and candle*; send to a warm climate*; see also condemn 1 .
Ant. bless, forgive*, elevate.
2. [To swear at]
Syn. curse, revile, imprecate, abuse; see curse 2 .
3. [To disapprove strongly]
Syn. object to, complain of, condemn, attack; see censure , denounce .
See Synonym Study at curse .
not give ( or [m1]care ) [m1]a damn*,
Syn. not care, be indifferent, not be concerned; see neglect 1 .
not worth a damn*,
Syn. useless, unproductive, valueless; see useless 1 , worthless 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
condemn, criticize, doom, slam, denounce, attack, curse, disparage, censure, excoriate, pan, swear at, objurgate, blast.
ANT.: praise, commend, give one's blessings
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To pronounce judgment against: condemn, doom, sentence. See LAW. 2. To invoke evil or injury upon: anathematize, curse, imprecate. Informal: cuss. Archaic: execrate, maledict. See WORDS. 3. To use profane or obscene language: blaspheme, curse, swear. Informal: cuss. See DECENT, SACRED, WORDS. II noun Informal. The least bit: hoot, iota, jot, ounce, shred, whit. Informal: rap2. Slang: diddly. See BIG. III adjective So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation: accursed, blasted, blessed, bloody, confounded, cursed, darn, execrable, infernal. Informal: blamed, damned. Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy. See LIKE.

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