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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Doom \Doom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doomed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.]
2. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to
consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a
criminal doomed to chains or death.
Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.
3. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
Have I tongue to doom my brother's death? --Shak.
4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New
England] --J. Pickering.
5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to
appoint, as by decree or by fate.
A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: marked for certain death; "the black spot told the old
sailor he was doomed"
2: in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell; "poor damned
souls" [syn: cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed,
3: marked by or promising bad fortune; "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"- W.H.Prescott [syn: doomed, ill-fated, ill-
omened, ill-starred, unlucky]
4: (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate; "doomed
to unhappiness"; "fated to be the scene of Kennedy's
assassination" [syn: doomed, fated]
n 1: people who are destined to die soon; "the agony of the
doomed was in his voice" [syn: doomed, lost]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "doomed":
accursed, appointed, bewitched, condemned, cursed, damned,
destined, devoted, fatal, fated, fateful, foredoomed, foreordained,
futile, ill-fated, in store, in the cards, inevitable, lost,
luckless, marked, ordained, predestined, star-crossed, vain,
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