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Old 10-26-2005, 04:10 PM
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the antonym of doom

inspired by the other antonym threads, what is the antonym of doom?

something like...

1. the antonym of 'inevitable misfortune' so a synonym of 'inevitable fortune'

2. the antonym of 'inevitable end of the world' or 'apocolypse' or 'doomsday' so a synonym of 'inevitable utopia' or somesuch

3. antonyms of other ways of thinkig about doom

looking for all answers, extra points for single English words, but interested in phrases and foreign examples too
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jackdavinci
inspired by the other antonym threads, what is the antonym of doom?
quake?
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:20 PM
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oh, wait, I see what you mean. How about "destiny."
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:24 PM
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blessing?
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:26 PM
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oh, wait, I see what you mean. How about "destiny."
Destiny is a synonymn actually. From the OED: Doom: 4. Fate, lot, irrevocable destiny.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:30 PM
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Maybe providence.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:46 PM
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Fortune?
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:47 PM
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If doom implies a negative ending to be in the works, I would think that salvation implies the opposite. I guess, however, that that would require you to accept doom and damnation to be synonyms.
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:28 PM
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Hope, perhaps?
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:31 PM
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deliverance
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:46 PM
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"Fantasic."

Similarly, the antonym of "Dr. Doom" is "Mister Fantastic."
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