doom·​ful | \ ˈdüm-fəl How to pronounce doomful (audio) \

Definition of doomful

: presaging doom : ominous doomful predictions

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doomfully \ ˈdüm-​fə-​lē How to pronounce doomful (audio) \ adverb

Examples of doomful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But every day, there is also Thelonious, a chipmunk who sits down to eat in a world without a doomful election and a deadly virus. Angela Hansberger, Bon Appétit, "I Miss Restaurants, So I Opened My Own…for a Chipmunk," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of doomful

1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doomful was in 1586

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“Doomful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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