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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.

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

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

    The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. doom

    judgment, fate, sentence, verdict, condemnation, lot, destiny

    liberation, respite, escape, pardon, acquittal, approval

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the worldverb

    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"

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

  2. destine, fate, doom, designateverb

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

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

  3. sentence, condemn, doomverb

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

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

    condemn, fate, sentence, excoriate, designate, reprobate, decry, destine, objurgate

  4. doomverb

    make certain of the failure or destruction of

    "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

    sentence, designate, destine, fate, condemn

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. doomverb

    condemn, sentence, pronounce sentence on

  2. doomverb

    destine, appoint, decree

  3. doomnoun

    sentence, judgment, condemnation, judicial decree

  4. doomnoun

    fate, destiny, lot

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. doomnoun

    judicial sentence, judgment, destiny, death

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "doom":

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

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  1. Liz Hayes:

    Not a hint, not a mention of any impending doom or mayday situation, i did think,' gee that's a lot of flashing lights out there' when we landed, but no more than the flashing lights from emergency vehicles I'd seen in Denver and Washington during this trip -- where there was absolutely nothing happening.

  2. Chief Executive Greg Poux-Guillaume:

    People have this doom and gloom mentality currently, but in oil and gas we are still at the beginning of the investment cycle, we see healthy markets in oil and gas this year and next.

  3. Jake Dollarhide:

    What an about-face from all of the gloom and doom from yesterday, the U.S. is in a bubble compared to the rest of the world, in a break from COVID. How long that’s going to last we don’t know.

  4. Joanne Markham:

    Receiving the photos after all this time was a nice surprise, especially after all the doom and gloom of the last year, it was a bit of a shock to see the photographs because I never thought I would see them again.

  5. Selena Ling:

    It's a nice surprise, given all the gloom and doom out there. Full year, IE Singapore is looking for a contraction and so are we. So it's probably a blip, but it's still nice for now, one month is not going to change the story for the whole quarter, we suspect.

Translations for doom

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  • الموتArabic
  • гибел, орис, участ, обричамBulgarian
  • damnarCatalan, Valencian
  • odsoudit, osudCzech
  • verurteilen, drohendes Unheil, UntergangGerman
  • μοίραGreek
  • condenarSpanish
  • kohtalo, tuomio, loppu, tuomita, kauhuFinnish
  • perte, mort, destin, condamner, ruineFrench
  • ítélet, rendelet, végzet, törvényHungarian
  • giudizio, rovina, condanna, avversità, decisione, presagio, sentenza, penalità, fato, sorte, morteItalian
  • 災難, 判決, 死, 断罪, 滅亡, 運命, 凶運, 宣告, 刑罰Japanese
  • malumLatin
  • ondergangDutch
  • groza, zguba, zagłada, fatumPolish
  • ruínaPortuguese
  • рок, ги́бель, реше́ние, зако́н, пригово́р, кончи́на, осуди́ть, предчу́вствие, обре́чь, фа́тум, смерть, суд, судьба́, декре́т, обрека́ть, у́часть, Стра́шный суд, осужда́тьRussian
  • undergångSwedish
  • பேரழிவுTamil
  • การลงโทษThai
  • 厄運Chinese

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