Definition of doomsayer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdo͞omˌsāər/


chiefly North American
A person who predicts disaster, especially in politics or economics.
Example sentences
  • 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.’



Pronunciation: /-ˌsāiNG/
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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Syllabification: doom·say·er

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