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  • IPA(key): /duːmd/
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  • Rhymes: -uːmd


doomed (comparative more doomed, superlative most doomed)

  1. Assured to suffer death, failure, or a similarly negative outcome.
    Dinosaurs were doomed to extinction.
    • 2018 October 17, Drachinifel, Last Ride of the High Seas Fleet - Battle of Texel 1918[1], archived from the original on 4 August 2022, 15:10 from the start:
      Moments later, Courageous sheers out of line, smoke and steam venting through a massive hole in her side, the shells having blasted right through whatever excuse for armor was present and detonated amidst the boiler rooms. She is doomed.
  2. (archaic) Assured of any outcome, whether positive or negative; fated.
    • 1828, James Hogg, Mary Burnet
      Bonny Mary Burnet was lost. She left her father's house at nine o'clock on a Wednesday morning, 17th of September, neatly dressed in a white jerkin and green bonnet, with her hay-raik over her shoulder; and that was the last sight she was doomed ever to see of her native cottage.






  1. simple past tense and past participle of doom