doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world(verb)
an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)
decree or designate beforehand
"She was destined to become a great pianist"
sentence, condemn, doom(verb)
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
"He was condemned to ten years in prison"
make certain of the failure or destruction of
"This decision will doom me to lose my position"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
CoffinBuilding 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.
The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.
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How to use doom in a sentence?
I do think he's going to try to reach the American people in a way that tells a story of a very different, optimistic, prospective vision for America, that isn't just the doom and gloom that we tend to get an awful lot of the time on our side.
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
I think, no one ever says those things out loud, but it’s obvious based on like the amount of stories that we do. Like the fact that we have a segment called ‘The Good Stuff,’ which is a feel good thing, but it’s a dedicated moment at the end to like, almost like be the ice cream to alleviate everything you’ve been through, like something sweet to end it with, everything else is like doom and gloom.
Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
One's own belief in human excellence is one of the ultimate signs of the skewness that man himself has invented, his role in everything. Sublimely, however, we are aware of our own coming doom through a quick glance at the world around us.
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- орис, обричам, участ, гибелBulgarian
- damnarCatalan, Valencian
- osud, odsouditCzech
- Untergang, drohendes Unheil, verurteilenGerman
- loppu, kohtalo, tuomio, tuomita, kauhuFinnish
- condamner, ruine, perte, mort, destinFrench
- végzet, ítélet, törvény, rendeletHungarian
- giudizio, presagio, sentenza, fato, sorte, condanna, morte, penalità, decisione, rovina, avversitàItalian
- 凶運, 滅亡, 刑罰, 宣告, 断罪, 死, 判決, 災難, 運命Japanese
- zguba, fatum, zagłada, grozaPolish
- реше́ние, зако́н, рок, Стра́шный суд, ги́бель, пригово́р, осуди́ть, предчу́вствие, обре́чь, фа́тум, смерть, декре́т, осужда́ть, у́часть, обрека́ть, судьба́, суд, кончи́наRussian
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