2. excommunication; bell, book, and candle; proscription, exile, ban.
3. curse, U.S. Inf. cuss, oath, Archaic, malison, anathema, execration, imprecation, malediction, ful-mination. damnatory, adj. See damning, damned, adj. 1. doomed, accursed, cursed, Brit. Dial, fey, curse-laden; condemned, anathematized, Archaic, maledict; bedeviled, bewitched, hoodooed, voodooed, hexed; star-crossed, ill-fated, foredoomed; unsanctified, unblest, unholy, unconsecrated, unhallowed; ruined, undone, blighted, ravaged, despoiled.
2. detestable, hateful, infamous, despicable; loathsome, abhorrent, revolting, repulsive, repugnant; foul, rotten, offensive, nauseous, nauseating. -adv. 3. extremely, very, Inf. awfully, Inf. terribly, excessively, greatly, exceedingly; superlatively, remarkably U.S. Inf. darned, downright, quite, SI. hell of a, SI. heck of a; absolutely, utterly, completely, entirely, wholly, fully, altogether, damning, adj. 1. incriminating, incriminatory, damnatory, condemnatory, condemning, dooming; inculpatory, implicating, implicatory, implicative; imputative, accusatory, accusative, recriminatory, recriminative, criminatory, criminative.
2. denunciatory, denunciative, defamatory, fulminatory, comminatory, objurgatory, objurgative. damp, adj. 1. moist, dewy, wettish, watery, aqueous; dank, steamy, clammy, muggy, humid; foggy, vaporous, misty, drizzly, dripping, rainy; swampy, marshy, boggy, fenny, miry; soggy, spongy, sodden. 2. unenthusiastic, lukewarm, indifferent, apathetic; dejected, depressed, despondent, spiritless, listless, lifeless.
-n. 3. moisture, humidity, dampness. See dampness.
4. check, barrier, obstacle; discouragement, wet blanket, cold water. See damper (defs. 1, 2).
-v. 5. moisten, bedew, humidify. See dampen (def. 1).
6. check, restrain, retard, dull, deaden. See dampen (def. 2).
7. stifle, suffocate, smother, choke, extinguish, quench. dampen, v. 1. moisten, bedew, humidify, vaporize, damp; wet, sodden, soak, saturate.
2. check, restrain, deter; slacken, slow, retard, inhibit; lessen, diminish, abate, moderate, allay, temper; dull, deaden, depress, deject, dispirit, cast a pall over; discourage, dishearten, put a damper on, lay a wet blanket on. damper, n. 1. barrier, obstacle, stumbling block, impediment, hindrance, stay, stop, difficulty; snag, hitch, knot, check, discouragement; load, drag; pall, cold water.
2. wet blanket, SI. party pooper, kill-joy, SI. crape-hanger. dampness, n. moisture, dew, damp, wetness, wateriness, sogginess; humidity, steaminess, dankness, mugginess, clamminess; fog, mist, vapor, damsel, n. maiden, maid, girl, schoolgirl, lass, lassie, Irish Eng. colleen; miss, mademoiselle, young lady, demoiselle, Archaic, damoiselle; young unmarried woman, virgin. dance, v. 1. step to the music, shuffle one's feet, SI. shake your booties, SI. hoof or hoof it, SI. boogie, trip the light fantastic, SI. cut a rug; move to the music, rock, reel, sway, swing; whirl, twirl, spin, turn around, pirouette; glide, slide.
2. wiggle, wriggle, SI. wiggle one's hips; jig, bob up and down, bounce, hop; skip, leap, jump about; prance, caper, gambol, romp, frolic.
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