doom - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/duːm/
  1. a bad event, usually death, destruction, or complete failure, that will happen in the future and cannot be avoided

    He predicted doom for any country that did not act immediately.

    impending doom (=likely to happen soon):

    A sense of impending doom hung over the meeting.

    meet your doom (=die in an unpleasant way):

    the famous castle in Denmark where Hamlet met his doom

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