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Suggesting or predicting disaster; ominous.‘doomy forecasts’
ominous, glowering, brooding, sinister, menacing, black, thunderous, dark, wintry, gloomy, heavy, dire, ill, evil, baleful, forbidding, doomy, ugly, unpromising, portentous, foreboding, unpropitious, pessimistic, inauspicious, unfavourable, unlucky, ill-fated, dangerousView synonyms
- ‘The death row he's fabricated is credible, being grim but not operatically doomy.’
- ‘It was going to fight the bill all the way to its doomy, gloomy grave.’
- ‘They eschew the expected doomy onslaught in favour of Southern-flavoured 70s rock.’
- ‘But when he sings that doomy line, his voice and the melody of the song's hook soars and you find yourself humming or singing the line yourself.’
- ‘Every band's either got good vibrations or doomy melodrama.’
- ‘The general buoyancy of the advertising market in recent years has dispelled doomy predictions about the prospects for both, but the real action for the past decade and a half has been in the magazine market.’
- ‘What we wind up with is not a doomy trip-hop soundscape with new styles shoehorned into every track.’
- ‘Despite the relentlessly doomy plot, the score is mercifully varied.’
- ‘I remember vividly how doomy and oily it was, how cavernous and user-unfriendly.’
- ‘The mood turns particularly sombre in the closing tracks, in which slower tempos, brooding bottlenecks and a doomy swirl of synthesisers lend gravitas to songs that dwell on destruction and death.’
- ‘They came across extremely strongly, with their doomy gothic electro which gradually turned dancier and trancier as the set progressed.’
- ‘You can tell which way it is going from the first bars of the rousing, early-romantic overture - even if a couple of doomy echoes resurface in the otherwise optimistic finale.’
- ‘This exciting but doomy thriller was made in 1963.’
- ‘Or perhaps he was carried away by his own doomy thesis.’
- ‘The second work you see is a pair of paintings by the doomy abstract expressionist.’
- ‘Of course, once upon a time it truly was bloody and heart-wrenchingly brilliant, all its ponderous and doomy self-importance notwithstanding.’
- ‘There was a sense of continuing young life within these ancient, grey, rather doomy halls.’
- ‘I had tried for cheerful; I came out sounding doomy.’
- ‘Slowly the mood doesn't exactly lighten but at least becomes less brutal, as the second half sets up a series of doomy love songs.’
- ‘And most of them were desperate, and all of them were doomy.’
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