Meaning of gloom-monger in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡluːmˌmʌŋɡə/


  • A person who spreads pessimistic reports or predictions.

    ‘the gloom-mongers pointed to this news as evidence of an impending crisis’
    • ‘In the 1970s, he earned the dubious distinction of being a gloom-monger for repeatedly warning that inflation was dangerously embedded in the economy.’
    • ‘Last week a former pupil of Epsom College in Surrey dumbfounded the gloom-mongers by floating a three-year-old low-cost airline, Air Asia.’
    • ‘Even when England are playing well, the gloom-mongers harp on about the greats of yesterday.’
    • ‘The gloom-mongers' despair over Christmas spending is turning into a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
    • ‘Other Fleet Street gloom-mongers promised a 'grim' or 'nightmare' year.’
    defeatist, fatalist, alarmist, prophet of doom, cynic, doomsayer, doomster, gloom-monger, doom-monger, doomwatcher, Cassandra