day of reckoning


day of reckoning
noun
1. (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
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Topics: ↑New Testament
Hypernyms: ↑day
2. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
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everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it

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that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

Syn: ↑doom, ↑doomsday, ↑end of the world
Derivationally related forms: ↑doom (for: ↑doom)
Hypernyms: ↑destiny, ↑fate

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JUDGEMENT DAY, day of retribution, doomsday.

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: a time when the consequences of a course of mistakes or misdeeds are felt

the flow of wealth … hurried overstocking and brought the day of reckoning nearer — R.A.Billington

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the time when one is called to account for one's actions, to pay one's debts, or to fulfill one's promises or obligations.

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day of reckoning phrase
a time when you are forced to deal with the results of your actions
Thesaurus: turning points and important stagessynonym
Main entry: reckoning

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the time when past mistakes or misdeeds must be punished or paid for; a testing time when the degree of one's success or failure will be revealed
Origin:
with allusion to Judgment Day, on which (in some beliefs) the judgment of humankind is expected to take place

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