prophet of doom

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prophet of doom

A person who always warns others about possible negative consequences of decisions or actions. Don't tell Rodney about your new plan—he's such a prophet of doom that he'll completely kill your motivation.
See also: doom, of, prophet

a ˌprophet of ˈdoom

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a ˈdoom merchant

a person who always expects that things will go very badly: Various prophets of doom have suggested that standards in education are worse than ever.
See also: doom, of, prophet
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DANNY WILSON is well aware the prophets of doom have already written off any chance of Rangers producing a shock result tomorrow.
These right-wing prophets of doom are the same people who have led Labour to two successive General Election defeats, yet they have the audacity to tell us Labour cannot win under Corbyn.
The Swans' English winger says prophets of doom, such as pundits Robbie Savage and Mark Lawrenson - who have both had to eat humble pie after predicting the club would struggle - need to wise up to a new force in the west.
Mrs Simpson is one of those prophets of doom who see an urgent need to limit population and goes on at length to explain how we are a burden on the community and use up too much space, trees and water.
I am amused that many people are incensed that President Noynoy remains to be popular; although his ratings are no longer as high as the day after elections, these have not dipped low enough to satisfy the prophets of doom.
Do not join the prophets of doom who proclaim the end or the lack of meaning of consecrated life in today's church; rather clothe yourselves with Jesus Christ and put on the armor of light .
REGULAR readers of the Racing Post will be aware how much the Horseracing Sponsors Association bangs the sponsors' drum and continues to argue, despite prophets of doom in certain quarters, how well sponsorship is doing, notwithstanding the economic downturn.
I SEE the prophets of doom are at it again, this time telling us we will all die if we each too much meat.
Remember, the prophets of doom state we will lose our voice in the decision making by Europe.
The prophets of doom at the Department of Transport have projected an increase in passengers arriving at certain airports, figures obviously worked out by tortured minds.
NO doubt the prophets of doom will not have been at all surprised and claim an apocryphal omen with the latest International Global Warming Conference having been held in the land of the Maya - the ancient civilisation whose calendar (and supposedly, the World) ends in 2012.
NO DOUBT the prophets of doom will not have been at all surprised, and claim an apocryphal omen with the latest International Global Warming Conference having been held in the land of the Maya - the ancient civilisation whose calendar (and supposedly, the world) ends in 2012
Stories about tension and violence are A1/2the work of the prophets of doom,e he said.
He said the prophets of doom have been silenced by a series of major breakthroughs of DRDO-led projects in recent times.
A REVIVAL of 21-year-old rock musical BAD BOY JOHNNY AND THE PROPHETS OF DOOM is currently touring Britain, and will be at Darlington Civic Theatre from April 15-17.