doom

[ doom ]
/ dum /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of doom

before 900; Middle English dome, dōm, Old English dōm judgment, law; cognate with Old Norse dōmr, Gothic dōms; compare Sanskrit dhā́man, Greek thémis law; see do1, deem

SYNONYMS FOR doom

1 See fate.
3 condemnation.
6 predestine.

OTHER WORDS FROM doom

doom·y, adjectivepre·doom, verb (used with object)self-doomed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for doomy (1 of 2)

doomy
/ (ˈduːmɪ) /

adjective informal

despondent or pessimistic
depressing, frightening, or chilling

Derived forms of doomy

doomily, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for doomy (2 of 2)

doom
/ (duːm) /

noun

death or a terrible fate
a judgment or decision
(sometimes capital) another term for the Last Judgment

verb

(tr) to destine or condemn to death or a terrible fate

Word Origin for doom

Old English dōm; related to Old Norse dōmr judgment, Gothic dōms sentence, Old High German tuom condition, Greek thomos crowd, Sanskrit dhāman custom; see do 1, deem, deed, -dom
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