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doom

doom

 
pronunciation:
dum
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: fate or destiny, esp. that of destruction or death.
They embarked on their voyage, never imagining that it would lead them to their doom.
synonyms:
fate
similar words:
death, destiny, karma, kismet, ruin
definition 2: a judgment or decision made by a court, esp. one accompanied by a severe penalty or punishment.
synonyms:
sentence
similar words:
penalty, punishment
definition 3: see Last Judgment.
synonyms:
doomsday, Judgment Day, Last Judgment
similar words:
apocalypse
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: doomed, dooming, dooms
definition 1: to set on a fixed course, esp. to an unhappy or adverse end; destine.
The error doomed the experiment to failure.He believed that he was doomed to live out his life in prison.
synonyms:
destine, ordain, predestine
antonyms:
help
similar words:
damn, fate, foreordain, preordain
definition 2: to declare a judgment or decision against; condemn.
synonyms:
condemn, sentence
similar words:
convict
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