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 for Damning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damn \Damn\ (d[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damned (d[a^]md or
     d[a^]m"n[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Damning (d[a^]m"[i^]ng or
     d[a^]m"n[i^]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,
     1. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to
        punishment; to sentence; to censure.
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              He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him.
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     2. (Theol.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to
        consign to perdition; to curse.
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     3. To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as
        by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
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              You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the
              works of modern poets] . . . without hearing.
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              Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
              And without sneering teach the rest to sneer.
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     Note: Damn is sometimes used interjectionally, imperatively,
           and intensively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damning \Damn"ing\, a.
     That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: threatening with damnation [syn: damnatory, damning]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "damning":
     absolute, adducible, admissible, attestative, attestive, authentic,
     based on, certain, circumstantial, conclusive, convincing,
     cumulative, decisive, determinative, documentary, documented,
     evidential, evidentiary, ex parte, eye-witness, factual, final,
     firsthand, founded on, grounded on, hearsay, implicit,
     incontrovertible, indicative, indisputable, irrefutable,
     irresistible, material, nuncupative, overwhelming, presumptive,
     probative, reliable, significant, suggestive, sure, symptomatic,
     telling, valid, weighty

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