Meaning of doomed in English:


Pronunciation /duːmd/

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  • Likely to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome; ill-fated.

    ‘the moving story of their doomed love affair’
    • ‘Any attempt to reverse or even to stop a trend is doomed to failure.’
    • ‘Whatever the merits of the argument, the scene was doomed.’
    • ‘Without any of the qualities, the relationship is doomed to failure.’
    • ‘Missed chances, coupled with inadequate defending, quickly doomed Dundee.’
    • ‘An ethics without an underlying sense of the Good is fundamentally doomed.’
    • ‘The medic paused, trying to think of something he could do for the doomed child.’
    • ‘Her performance is more a series of poses than a heartfelt interpretation of a potentially doomed character.’
    • ‘The sheer irrationality of continuing to expand a policy doomed to failure begs an explanation.’
    • ‘In the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty was a stunningly majestic woman doomed to wait for someone to wake her.’
    • ‘He won praise for his handling of doomed World Trade Organization talks on agriculture in Seattle.’
    • ‘Lefty was an unchangeable dinosaur; a man doomed by his own personal code - a tragic figure.’
    • ‘The rest are doomed to decay or suffer humanly induced destruction.’
    • ‘Without teeth to demonstrate that the firm is serious, your program is doomed to fail.’
    • ‘Apparently any family with a writer in it is doomed.’
    • ‘In the speculative boom of the late 1990s, a company that did not produce good financial numbers was doomed.’
    • ‘I somehow get the impression that I am doomed not to succeed in my massage course.’
    • ‘In other words, we are doomed to have 50 percent novice users for the foreseeable future.’
    • ‘This time the immortal Abel is doomed to wander.’
    • ‘She tries all kinds of ideas to regain her skills, but they all seem doomed to failure.’
    • ‘I won't attempt a plot synopsis, as every such attempt is doomed to abject failure.’