[ doom ]
/ dum /
fate or destiny, especially adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune: In exile and poverty, he met his doom.
ruin; death: to fall to one's doom.
a judgment, decision, or sentence, especially an unfavorable one: The judge pronounced the defendant's doom.
the Last Judgment, at the end of the world.
Obsolete. a statute, enactment, or legal judgment.
verb (used with object)
to destine, especially to an adverse fate.
to pronounce judgment against; condemn.
to ordain or fix as a sentence or fate.
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Origin of doom
SYNONYMS FOR doom
1 See fate.
OTHER WORDS FROM doomdoom·y, adjectivepre·doom, verb (used with object)self-doomed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for doomy (1 of 2)
/ (ˈduːmɪ) /
despondent or pessimistic
depressing, frightening, or chilling
Derived forms of doomydoomily, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for doomy (2 of 2)
/ (duːm) /
death or a terrible fate
a judgment or decision
(sometimes capital) another term for the Last Judgment
(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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