doom and gloom

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Alternative forms[edit]


doom and gloom (uncountable)

  1. Something considered indicative of feelings of pessimism and despair.
    Antonyms: rainbows and unicorns, sunshine and rainbows; see also Thesaurus:pleasure
    The economic forecast contained the usual doom and gloom.
    His sister was all doom and gloom after she lost the part.
    • 2008, James Boyle, The Public Domain[1]:
      Doom and gloom abounded among copyright scholars, including many who shared Mr. Gates's basic premise—that software should be covered by property rights.

Usage notes[edit]

The variant gloom and doom is somewhat less common.[1]