doomsayer

noun
doom·​say·​er | \ ˈdüm-ˌsā-ər How to pronounce doomsayer (audio) \

Definition of doomsayer

: one given to forebodings and predictions of impending calamity

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doomsaying \ ˈdüm-​ˌsā-​iŋ How to pronounce doomsayer (audio) \ noun

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Examples of doomsayer in a Sentence

Don't listen to the doomsayers. doomsayers had been saying for some time that the housing bubble was going to burst
Recent Examples on the Web Sequoia Capital, the storied venture capital firm known for playing doomsayer ahead of recessions, has one word for the startup industry: Cash. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 14 June 2022 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of doomsayer

1953, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

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“Doomsayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doomsayer. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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