doomsayer

noun doom·say·er \ ˈdüm-ˌsā-ər \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of doomsayer

:one given to forebodings and predictions of impending calamity

doomsaying

play \-ˌsā-iŋ\ noun

Examples of doomsayer in a Sentence

  1. Don't listen to the doomsayers.

  2. doomsayers had been saying for some time that the housing bubble was going to burst

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First Known Use of doomsayer

1953


DOOMSAYER Defined for English Language Learners

doomsayer

noun

Definition of doomsayer for English Language Learners

  • : someone who predicts that bad things will happen



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