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doomsayer

[ doom-sey-er ]
/ ˈdumˌseɪ ər /
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noun
a person who predicts impending misfortune or disaster.
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Origin of doomsayer

1950–55; doom + say1 + -er1; cf. naysayer, soothsayer

OTHER WORDS FROM doomsayer

doomsaying, adjective, noun
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