doom synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term doom:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world(verb)

    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

    Synonyms:
    eschaton, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world, day of reckoning, doom

  2. destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)

    decree or designate beforehand

    Synonyms:
    denominate, destine, intend, depute, delegate, fate, show, specify, indicate, doom, sentence, point, designate, condemn, assign

  3. sentence, condemn, doom(verb)

    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

    Synonyms:
    condemn, fate, doom, sentence, excoriate, designate, reprobate, decry, destine, objurgate

  4. doom(verb)

    make certain of the failure or destruction of

    Synonyms:
    sentence, designate, destine, fate, condemn

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. doom

    To condemn is to pass judicial sentence or render judgment or decision against. We may censure silently; we condemn ordinarily by open and formal utterance. Condemn is more final than blame or censure; a condemned criminal has had his trial; a condemned building can not stand; a condemned ship can not sail. A person is convicted when his guilt is made clearly manifest to others; in somewhat archaic use, a person is said to be convicted when guilt is brought clearly home to his own conscience (convict in this sense being allied with convince, which see under PERSUADE); in legal usage one is said to be convicted only by the verdict of a jury. In stating the penalty of an offense, the legal word sentence is now more common than condemn; as, he was sentenced to imprisonment; but it is good usage to say, he was condemned to imprisonment. To denounce is to make public or official declaration against, especially in a violent and threatening manner.

    From the pulpits in the northern States Burr was denounced as an assassin.

    Coffin Building the Nation ch. 10, p. 137. [Harper & Bros. '83.]

    To doom is to condemn solemnly and consign to evil or destruction or to predetermine to an evil destiny; an inferior race in presence of a superior is doomed to subjugation or extinction. Compare ARRAIGN; REPROVE.

    Synonyms:
    blame, censure, condemn, convict, denounce, reprobate, reprove, sentence

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, applaud, approve, exonerate, justify, pardon, pardon, praise

    Preposition:
    The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. doom(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    condemn, sentence, pronounce sentence on

  2. doom(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destine, appoint, decree

  3. doom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sentence, judgment, condemnation, judicial decree

  4. doom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fate, destiny, lot

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

destiny, fate, apocalypse, misfortune, curse, ruin, doorn, loss



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