prophets of doom

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prophets of doom

:people who predict that bad things will happen
  • The prophets of doom say that the Internet will kill off print newspapers.

Word by Word Definitions

Prophets play
  1. : the second part of the Hebrew Bible — see Bible Table

doom play
  1. : a law or ordinance especially in Anglo-Saxon England

  2. : judgment, decision

  3. : judgment

  1. : to give judgment against : condemn

  2. : to fix the fate of : destine

  3. : to make certain the failure or destruction of


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