The doomed are people marked by very bad luck, particularly death. When you learn about a tragedy, like a tsunami that kills many people, it makes you feel terrible for the doomed.

Doomed is a plural noun for referring to a group of unfortunate people, and it's also an adjective describing someone who's destined to die. A runaway dog that kills the animal control officer's pet chickens is doomed, and many characters in Shakespeare's tragic plays are doomed. You can also follow doomed with "to" to mean "destined" or "fated." Your uncle might be doomed to continue working as a school bus driver for the rest of his career.

Definitions of doomed
  1. noun
    people who are destined to die soon
    “the agony of the doomed was in his voice”
    synonyms: lost
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    type of:
    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
  2. adjective
    marked for certain death
    “the black spot told the old sailor he was doomed
    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  3. adjective
    in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell
    synonyms: cursed, damned, unredeemed, unsaved
    spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
  4. adjective
    (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate
    doomed to unhappiness”
    synonyms: fated
    certain, sure
    certain to occur; destined or inevitable
  5. adjective
    marked by or promising bad fortune
    “their business venture was doomed from the start”
    synonyms: ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky
    not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
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