gloomy adjective \ˈglü-mē\
: somewhat dark : not bright or sunny
: causing feelings of sadness : not hopeful or promising
: sad or depressed
a : partially or totally dark; especially : dismally and depressingly dark <gloomy weather>
b : having a frowning or scowling appearance : forbidding <a gloomy countenance>
c : low in spirits : melancholy
Examples of GLOOMY
- We've had a week of gloomy weather.
- The news continues to be gloomy.
- She doesn't agree with their gloomy economic forecasts.
- His book paints a gloomy picture of the prospects for peace.
- I've never seen you looking so gloomy.
First Known Use of GLOOMY
Related to GLOOMY
- black, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched
- bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny
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