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doom

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of doom

  1. 1 a decision made by a court or tribunal regarding a case it has heard the judge solemnly pronounced his doom before a hushed courtroom Synonyms of doom sentence, finding, holding, judgment (or judgement), rulingWords Related to doom inquest, verdict; authority; decree, edict, injunction, order; arbitrament, award, declaration, deliverance, dictum, pronouncement; conclusion, decision, determination, opinion, resolution; discipline, penalty, punishment

  2. 2 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand it was her doom to be haunted by the memory of that terrible day Synonyms of doom circumstance, destiny, fate, fortune, kismet, lot, portionWords Related to doom accident, casualty [archaic], chance, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard, luck; predestination; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, development, effect, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot

  3. 3 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities met his doom at the hands of a rampaging rhinoceros Synonyms of doom curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, death, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepWords Related to doom casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms of doom existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms of doom birth, nativity

Synonym Discussion of doom

fate, destiny, lot, portion, doom mean a predetermined state or end. fate implies an inevitable and usually an adverse outcome.
    • the fate of the submarine is unknown
destiny implies something foreordained and often suggests a great or noble course or end.
    • the country's destiny to be a model of liberty to the world
lot and portion imply a distribution by fate or destiny, lot suggesting blind chance
    • it was her lot to die childless
, portion implying the apportioning of good and evil.
    • remorse was his daily portion
doom distinctly implies a grim or calamitous fate.
    • if the rebellion fails, his doom is certain

doom

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of doom

  1. 1 to determine the fate of in advance had always felt that he was doomed to remain single forever Synonyms of doom destine, fate, foredoom, foreordain, ordain, predestine, predetermine, preordainWords Related to doom predestinate; augur, forecast, foretell, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; preconceive, prejudge; condemn, sentence; bode, forebode (also forbode), portend; anticipate, divine, foreknow, foresee

  2. 2 to impose a judicial punishment on doomed the murderer to life in prison without the possibility of parole Synonyms of doom condemn, damn, sentenceWords Related to doom adjudge, judge; castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize, punish; conclude, decide, decree, determine, find, opine, resolve, ruleNear Antonyms of doom pardon, reprieve



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