Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of damning or the condition of being damned.
  • noun Condemnation to everlasting punishment; doom.
  • noun Everlasting punishment.
  • noun Failure or ruination incurred by adverse criticism.
  • interjection Used to express anger or annoyance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Condemnation; adverse judgment; judicial sentence; doom.
  • noun [This is the sense in which the word is used in the authorized version of the New Testament: in the revised version, in some passages condemnation (Mat. xxiii. 14; Mark xii. 40), in others judgment (Mat. xxiii. 33; John v. 29; 1 Cor. xi. 29), is substituted for it.]
  • noun Specifically In theology, condemnation to punishment in the future state; sentence to eternal punishment.
  • noun Something meriting eternal punishment.
  • noun The act of censuring or condemning by open disapproval, as by hissing or other expression of disapprobation.
  • noun Used as a profane expletive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.
  • noun (Theol.) Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.
  • noun rare A sin deserving of everlasting punishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.
  • noun Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
  • noun the act of damning

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  • Sounds great when uttered by Montgomery Burns.

    November 15, 2008