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doomsday

[ doomz-dey ]

noun

  1. Theology. the day of the Last Judgment, at the end of the world.
  2. any day of judgment or sentence.
  3. nuclear destruction of the world.


adjective

  1. given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity; especially concerned with or predicting future universal destruction:

    the doomsday issue of all-out nuclear war.

  2. capable of causing widespread or total destruction:

    doomsday weapons.

doomsday

/ ˈduːmzˌdeɪ /

noun

  1. sometimes capital the day on which the Last Judgment will occur
  2. any day of reckoning
  3. modifier characterized by predictions of disaster

    doomsday scenario



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Word History and Origins

Origin of doomsday1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English domes dai, Old English dōmesdæg “Judgment Day”; equivalent to doom ( def ) + 's 1( def ) + day ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of doomsday1

Old English dōmes dæg Judgment Day; related to Old Norse domsdagr

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Example Sentences

This investment is part of what we know keeps people in doomsday cults, Stone said, and can make it harder to walk away.

Goldman opposed Metro’s financial plan, saying it added up to another untenable “doomsday” budget that would cause the region economic harm.

It’s exceptionally unlikely, but as a subset of all the Giants’ division-winning simulations — only 2,608 in total, out of 50,000 — it’s actually more probable than our final doomsday scenario.

Prosecutors are also probing Shincheonji, a quasi-Christian doomsday sect.

From Ozy

Elon Musk throws out ship dates for fully autonomous Teslas as often as doomsday cult leaders reschedule the end of the world.

From Time

After a few hundred years, these voices start to resemble doomsday cultists—the end is often heralded but never delivered.

Many doomsday preppers have spent their lives stocking up for an emergency of the type this contagious hemorrhagic fever presents.

Men and women “go on bucket list,” some commit suicide, and others go full on doomsday hoarder.

On federal spending he warns that the nation is headed for “a doomsday scenario.”

But he was fully devoted to EL, and made preparations for the looming doomsday.

He reaches Berlin, Sunday, 27th August; finds a world gone all to a kind of doomsday with him there, poor gentleman.

Secretary Stanton declared that the delay would be till doomsday if Thomas waited for the latter.

This sort of man always has to be helped, otherwise he goes on beginning and leaving off suddenly until Doomsday.

You have, perhaps, heard of five orders; but there are only two real orders, and there never can be any more until doomsday.

If I wait for some one to come and help me, I may wait until doomsday as this is a side road and little traveled.'

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