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[ dam-ing, dam-ning ]


  1. causing incrimination:

    damning evidence.

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Other Words From

  • damning·ly adverb
  • damning·ness noun
  • self-damning adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of damning1

First recorded in 1590–1600; damn + -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Magnite’s stock plunged as much as 13% the day after a short-seller released a damning report on the company’s strategy — proof that investors are buying into these narratives, good or bad.

From Digiday

The horrors of slavery may be the most damning legacy of industrial sugar, but it’s far from the only problem caused by the human craving for sweeteners.

Devotees say they can’t get enough, but even they admit that crickets may have a hard getting past that most damning of descriptions—a meat alternative.

From Time

If internal documents suggesting collusion between Google and Facebook do exist, then they paint a damning picture of Google and lend more credibility to the claims outlined in the complaint.

Last month Nature published a damning response written by 31 scientists to a study from Google Health that had appeared in the journal earlier this year.

Even though a grand jury chose not to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner, the video is damning of police.

There is already a damning common denominator between the two shootings: the Cleveland police department itself.

But, as is often the case, what may be equally as damning as the crime will be the cover-up.

The testimony is damning: the world has not learned its lesson.

Again, conviction on this charge is unlikely unless clear damning facts emerge.

The king will be in Asturia almost before that damning paragraph reaches there.

Since this damning criticism was uttered, matters had not improved, on the contrary, had gone from bad to worse.

He looked again at the damning evidence and his defiance broke.

The poets of even the seventeenth century never tire of damning them in good, set terms.

If nothing more is said than "It is too bad it happened," it has its faintly damning effect on us.


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