doom

Doom is death, destruction, the end of the world, the big goodbye. It can also be a verb — if a man twirling a mustache ties you to the railroad tracks, he dooms you to certain death!

Doctor Doom is a comic book villain you do not want to mess with. He’s the doctor of death! If you feel that the world is terrible, you’re all doom and gloom. If someone dies, she meets her doom. People usually talk about doom as a type of fate — doom isn't an accident. When doom is a verb, watch out — being slack dooms careers and lies doom relationships. Stay away from all forms of doom.

Definitions of doom
  1. noun
    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    “everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it”
    synonyms: day of reckoning, doomsday, end of the world
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    type of:
    destiny, fate
    an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  2. verb
    make certain of the failure or destruction of
    “This decision will doom me to lose my position”
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    type of:
    assure, ensure, guarantee, insure, secure
    make certain of
  3. verb
    decree or designate beforehand
    synonyms: designate, destine, fate
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    type of:
    ordain
    issue an order
  4. verb
    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
    synonyms: condemn, sentence
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    types:
    foredoom
    doom beforehand
    reprobate
    abandon to eternal damnation
    type of:
    declare
    state emphatically and authoritatively
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