Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person who spreads pessimistic reports or predictions: the gloom-mongers pointed to this news as evidence of an impending crisis
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- In the 1970s, he earned the dubious distinction of being a gloom-monger for repeatedly warning that inflation was dangerously embedded in the economy.
- Last week a former pupil of Epsom College in Surrey dumbfounded the gloom-mongers by floating a three-year-old low-cost airline, Air Asia.
- Even when England are playing well, the gloom-mongers harp on about the greats of yesterday.
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