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Definition of "doomsayer" [doomsayer]

  • One who predicts calamity at every opportunity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doomsayer" in a sentence
  • "And they make a habit of referring to any climate scientist who expresses fear over a warmer future as a "doomsayer" - a bit of a loaded term."
  • "This president has gone from a cool calculating review the data kind of guy to a "we have to do it now or else" doomsayer."
  • "Some of us remember you very well Jimbo and we know we all have feet of clay but please just do everyone a favor and do not resurrect the sad doomsayer of the beginning of the 21st Century who couild not have been more wrong if he had been Charlie Manson predicting his "Helter Skelter" race war."