doomsaying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

doom +‎ saying

Noun[edit]

doomsaying (usually uncountable, plural doomsayings)

  1. The action of making dire predictions about the future
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      The idea of a merchant selling both totems of pure evil and frozen yogurt (he calls it frogurt!) is amusing in itself, as is the idea that frogurt could be cursed, but it’s really the Shopkeeper’s quicksilver shift from ominous doomsaying to chipper salesmanship that sells the sequence.

Verb[edit]

doomsaying

  1. present participle of doomsay