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One who predicts calamity at every opportunity.
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(ˈduːmseɪə) or


someone who always predicts the worst outcome
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(ˈdumˌseɪ ər)

a person who predicts impending misfortune or disaster.
doom′say`ing, adj., n.
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Contrary to doomsayer prophecies it is the pro-EU political forces across the political spectrum that won the day." But analysts point out that anti-EU and populist parties had made progress as they are expected to win 120 seats, 20 more than in the outgoing European Parliament.
when I hear the name of Philip Hammond I will just think in amazement of how he is seer of the future and doomsayer all rolled into one.
Concerned about the threat posed to the public, doomsayer Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman) sets out to destroy the robot.
Not entirely the doomsayer, Elton Sherwin gives readers hope with plenty of thoughts to wean America off its fuel dependence in the future.
Dr Colin Campbell is not a lone doomsayer. Dr Fatih Birol, chief economist at the respected International Energy Agency (IEA), believes peak oil will come perhaps by 2020.
As early as 2005, Roubini said US home prices were riding a speculative wave that would soon sink the economy, but was dismissed as a doomsayer. In Delhi, he said the problems of the financial system and financial institutions were getting worse, but that the outlook could be improved by governments taking charge of insolvent banks, cleaning them up and then selling them to private investors.
"I'm not a doomsayer. If you have quality products and good value, you'll do okay," said William de Piazza, vice president of sales and marketing at Perfect Fit.
In his August column, Ron Harbour stated, "I don't want to be a doomsayer," then proceeded to write 13 paragraphs saying nothing but doom and gloom for the auto industry!
But FAIR's Stein, an enthusiastic proponent of 18th century doomsayer Thomas Malthus, doesn't do himself any favors by being fairly loose-lipped.
But Charles Little is neither a sensationalist writer nor a doomsayer environmentalist.
Lofgren has some positive things to say about OSHA and is not a doomsayer. Nonetheless, the impression this book conveys is that OSHA has failed to fulfill its legislated mandate to consolidate the oversight of occupational safety and health in one organization with the power and will to effect nationwide and industrywide change.