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1. doom

verb. ['ˈduːm'] decree or designate beforehand.

Synonyms

  • destine
  • designate
  • ordain

Antonyms

  • accept
  • good fortune
  • bad luck
  • misfortune

Etymology

  • dom (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Doom

  • mcbroom
  • exhume
  • reassume
  • presume
  • perfume
  • maktoum
  • legroom
  • laplume
  • khartoum
  • deblum
  • costume
  • consume
  • resume
  • kaboom
  • entomb
  • abloom
  • vroom
  • plume
  • kume
  • hume
  • groome
  • groom
  • gloom
  • fume
  • flume
  • crume
  • croom
  • broome
  • broom
  • blume

How do you pronounce doom?

Pronounce doom as dum.

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Sentences with doom


1. Verb, base form
Tiny mites or flies can quickly doom a plant.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Watch out for ghostly hitchhikers before your “doom buggy” ascends the stair steps to the exit.

3. Verb, past tense
Overwatering, wet winter soils and poor drainage doom them to rapid death.

Quotes about doom


1. Quite often, intent on conveying how things can go wrong for a culture (science fiction) or an individual (horror) or all of magical creation (fantasy), works of fantastika often preclude comedy, because humor gets in the way of messages of doom or struggle.
- Paul Di Filippo

2. I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.
- Edgar Allan Poe

3. Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.
- Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

2. doom

noun. ['ˈduːm'] an unpleasant or disastrous destiny.

Synonyms

  • fate
  • end of the world
  • destiny
  • doomsday

Antonyms

  • applaud
  • desecrate
  • deny
  • incorrupt

Etymology

  • dom (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. doom

verb. ['ˈduːm'] pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • sentence
  • condemn
  • declare
  • reprobate
  • foredoom

Antonyms

  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • unstaple

Etymology

  • dom (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. doom

verb. ['ˈduːm'] make certain of the failure or destruction of.

Synonyms

  • secure
  • guarantee
  • assure
  • insure

Antonyms

  • success
  • break
  • unwire
  • unlock

Etymology

  • dom (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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