[uncountable]death or destruction; any terrible event that you cannot avoidto meet your doomShe had a sense of impending doom(= felt that something very bad was going to happen).
Word OriginOld Englishdōm‘statute, judgement’, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning
‘to put in place’
; related to do1.Extra examplesFuel shortages spelled the doom of such huge gas-guzzling cars.He sealed his own doom by having an affair with another woman.It’s not all doom and gloom and there is lots to look forward to.Prepare to meet your doom.She had a sense of impending doom.The ordinary soldiers went to meet their doom with great bravery.Idioms
a general feeling of having lost all hope, and of pessimism(= expecting things to go badly)Despite the obvious setbacks, it is not all doom and gloom for the England team.More Like ThisRhyming pairs in idiomsdoom and gloom,fair and square,high and dry,huff and puff,name and shame,slice and dice,thrills and spills,wear and tear,wheel and deal,wine and dineSee worksheet.