prophet of doom

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
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a ˌprophet of ˈdoom


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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I am not a prophet of doom, but that is what I see,' he said.
But now the good news - this prophet of doom believes times are changing.
The former West Ham boss added: "I don't want to be the prophet of doom for any club, I've a lot of mates who are managers in the Prem and I wish them all the very best.
On the other hand, Labour's prophet of doom Alan Kelly had water on the brain during the same Dail debate on climate change.
At a press conference in Juba, Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup attempt and described him as a "prophet of doom [who] continues to persistently pursue his actions of the past", in reference to the 1991 split in which the ex-vice president defected from the southern-based rebel group during its civil war with Sudan.
The president denounced him as a "prophet of doom".
THAT lugubrious prophet of doom, council leader Sir Albert Bore, has warned that Birmingham's swimming pools are under threat of closure.
SIR - The "Prophet of Doom" Gordon James of FOE Cymru (Letters, Dec 16) needs to take some time out in his green room and read a few basic textbooks on science and economics.
However, he doesn't seem that hopeful about the prospect - if anything, he sounds like the US side's prophet of doom.
PROPHET OF DOOM: The late Enoch Powell foresaw trouble on the streets of the Midlands.
Cassandra (Prophet of Doom) - RH, Cochrane Park, Newcastle.
They returned for an encore with Prophet of Doom from the new album and then launched into Reasons to be Cheerful.
18 Which actor plays a self-styled prophet of doom who demands seven virgins from the local community in the 1993 drama Mr Wroe's Virgins?
The global-warming prophet of doom is considering personally targeting members of Congress who have what he considers to be a poor track record on climate change in the coming November elections.
Well, I hate to do a Mystic Meg or even be the prophet of doom but I predict unemployment for some colleagues in the TV World.