Definition of damnation in US English:

damnation

noun

  • (in Christian belief) condemnation to eternal punishment in hell.

    • ‘When his curse became too much of a burden he attempted suicide; a mortal sin that has condemned him to eternal damnation.’
    • ‘The prospect of eternal damnation provides a subconscious deterrent; religious taboos against violence conditions our minds.’
    • ‘Then the soul is sent either to heaven to enjoy the fruits of a decent life or condemned to eternal hell and damnation forever.’
    • ‘It was sin, punishable by eternal damnation to hell.’
    • ‘Even the most extreme threat of eternal damnation in hell which Christianity preaches does not deter their believers from committing mortal sins.’
    • ‘A despicable villain tempts a sinner and lures him into sin, alienation, and damnation.’
    • ‘Either you drink and party and face eternal damnation or else you're sober, sad and lonely.’
    • ‘It teaches that there is no eternal hell or damnation and every soul has the capacity to realize the Truth.’
    • ‘He was in hell, surely, eternal damnation and punishment and it would never ever end…’
    • ‘Belief in eternal damnation of the sinful (and heavenly rewards for the virtuous) also encourages moral conformity.’
    • ‘While discussions of parent's failure in their up-bringing can cause a family rift, the meetings are also awash with threats of eternal damnation and hell.’
    • ‘If you can convince them though that by their actions they've risked eternal damnation, that's another matter.’
    • ‘Half the day he could be heard barking threats of punishment and eternal damnation.’
    • ‘He thinks non-Catholics, including his own wife, are bound for hell and damnation.’
    • ‘The Faith is the way in which God saves souls from eternal damnation and to eternal happiness.’
    • ‘One cannot espouse the teachings of Jesus on one hand, and then on the other, reject what what he taught concerning eternal damnation and hell.’
    • ‘Concepts of fire and damnation have given way to more sanguine personal exhortations to love, service, and devotion.’
    • ‘Most other religions say that non-believers are condemned to eternal damnation.’
    • ‘I have always believed Alexander Graham Bell resides in a low corner of hell, serving eternal damnation for inventing the telephone.’
    • ‘Of these only one would be destined to enter heaven, and all the rest would be punished with damnation in hell.’
    condemnation to hell, eternal punishment, perdition, doom, hellfire
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exclamation

  • Expressing anger or frustration.

    • ‘Damnation! I'd drunk more than that before and still been able to thread a needle.’
    • ‘‘Damnation!’ Eddy hissed as she missed a vital step and felt her sword slip from her hand.’
    • ‘Damnation, he got away.’
    damn, damnation, blast, hell, heck, gordon bennett
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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin dam(p)natio(n-), from the verb dam(p)nare ‘inflict loss on’ (see damn).

Pronunciation

damnation

/dæmˈneɪʃ(ə)n//damˈnāSH(ə)n/