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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doomed mean? 

DOOMED (noun)
  The noun DOOMED has 1 sense:

1. people who are destined to die soon

  Familiarity information: DOOMED used as a noun is very rare.

DOOMED (adjective)
  The adjective DOOMED has 4 senses:

1. marked for certain death
2. in danger of the eternal punishment of hell
3. marked by or promising bad fortune
4. (usually followed by 'to') determined by tragic fate

  Familiarity information: DOOMED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

DOOMED (noun)

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People who are destined to die soon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


doomed; lost

Context example:

the agony of the doomed was in his voice

Hypernyms ("doomed" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)

DOOMED (adjective)

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Marked for certain death

Context example:

the black spot told the old sailor he was doomed


dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)

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In danger of the eternal punishment of hell


unredeemed; unsaved; cursed; damned; doomed

Context example:

poor damned souls


lost (spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed)

Domain category:

Christian religion; Christianity (a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior)

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Marked by or promising bad fortune


ill-starred; ill-omened; ill-fated; unlucky; doomed

Context examples:

their business venture was doomed from the start / an ill-fated business venture / an ill-starred romance / the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons


unfortunate (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune)

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(usually followed by 'to') determined by tragic fate


fated; doomed

Context examples:

doomed to unhappiness / fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination


certain; sure (certain to occur; destined or inevitable)

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