gloom and doom

noun

Definition of gloom and doom

: sad and tragic events : a feeling or attitude that things are only getting worse The papers are filled with stories of gloom and doom. She was full of gloom and doom.

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“Gloom and doom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gloom%20and%20doom. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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