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English definition of “prophet of doom”

prophet of doom

disapproving
someone who always expects bad things to happen: The prophets of doom have been predicting the end of European cinema for the last ten years.Not hopeful
(Definition of prophet of doom from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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