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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Yet amid the industry’s gloom and doom around the shaky state of the independent film market and uncertain future of cinema shines a beacon of light. Angus Finney, Variety, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Gloom and doom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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