Doom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |duːm|  American pronunciation of the word doom
Brit.  |duːm|  British pronunciation of the word doom


- an unpleasant or disastrous destiny (syn: doomsday)
everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it


- decree or designate beforehand (syn: designate, destine, fate)
- pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law (syn: condemn, sentence)
- make certain of the failure or destruction of
This decision will doom me to lose my position

Extra examples

The papers are filled with stories of gloom and doom.

A criminal record will doom your chances of becoming a politician.

...had always felt that he was doomed to remain single forever...

Our hopes were doomed to disappointment.

Many species are doomed to extinction.

The plan was doomed from the start.

We are all doomed to die in the end.

A sense of impending doom (=coming very soon) gripped her.

The recession spelled doom for many small businesses.

Thousands of soldiers met their doom (=died) on this very field.

Despite these poor figures, it's not all doom and gloom.

This decision will doom me to lose my position

...simple stupidity is not enough to doom one to perdition...

Doom hung over the nation.

These birds are considered to be harbingers of doom.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: doom
he/she/it: dooms
present participle: dooming
past tense: doomed
past participle: doomed
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