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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
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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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Reading in yesterday's letters page (Daily Post, May 28), all the prophets of doom denouncing Brexit.
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The prophets of doom and gloom appeared immediately after the result and continue still.
"The prophets of doom have been quick to predict gloom for the North-east after Brexit.
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VATICAN CITY * Pope Benedict XVI asked nuns, brothers and priests not to listen to the "prophets of doom" who say consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today's world.
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.