from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of damn.
  • adj. Property which damns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That damns; damnable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That condemns or exposes to condemnation or damnation: as, damning proof; damning criticism.

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

  • adj. threatening with damnation


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  • Ceglia is now offering up what he calls damning e-mails in pursuit of he says is rightfully his after agreements and understandings with a young Zuckerberg, who was racing to create and expand a nascent social network that is now the world's largest, by far.

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  • They have won, banning them does play a part in damning freedom!

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  • Most damning is the inscription on the inside end of the torpedo, "1번 (or No. 1 in English)", which perfectly matches the marking on a previously obtained North Korean torpedo.

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  • They relish the harassment, and find glory in damning results.

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  • Wasn't his name damning evidence of the disgraceful fact?

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  • The mention of unpaid posts recalls the damning truth that all honorary positions in the Diplomatic Service, including even the purely formal stage in the Foreign Office, are closed to the Monkey; the very Court sinecures, which admittedly require no talents, are denied to our Simian fellow-creatures, if not by law at least by custom and in practice.

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  • Every cue, emotion, and phrase damning me will escape me as your language conflicts with my confrontation one.

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  • Climate Depot purports to "redefine" global warming - cautiously suggested that Gore was an ideologue, so it wasn't fair to say he was "doing it all for the money" (this is known as damning with faint praise).

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  • Diverse food is great, but to hail it as 'interesting' is what one might call damning with faint praise.


  • But they rarely recall the damning details - from Dukakis's veto of a bill exempting first-degree murderers from furloughs (it would "cut the heart out of efforts at inmate rehabilitation," he claimed), to the self-parodic way his administration responded to the tragedy.

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