nounchiefly North American
A person who predicts disaster, especially in politics or economics.
- Perhaps you have already heard some doomsayers predict that a worldwide catastrophe will befall our planet on either April 6 or May 5 when some of the planets will be in alignment.
- Will the upcoming planetary conjunction affect Earth, bringing about volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and floods, as today's doomsayers predict?
- And, yet, at every step we had countless doomsayers who predicted that this or that step would not be taken because of ‘security problems.’
- Example sentences
- He lords this over her, berating her for every little slip-up, belittling even her successful activities and doomsaying any new ideas that she comes up with.
- This tract does much more than repeat the standard doomsaying one normally expects from those who support it.
- Their endless doomsaying can grow tiresome but more often it's fun to play along.
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