Examples of gloom in a Sentence
we just sat there, glooming, as we waited and waited for our dinners to arrive
he continued to gloom over the fact that he had been passed over for promotion to district manager
Origin and Etymology of gloom
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of gloom
- a gloom fell over the household
Examples of gloom in a Sentence
The painting captures the gloom of a foggy night.
He walked away, disappearing into the gloom.
the gloom of the forest
He was often subject to periods of gloom.
A cloud of gloom has descended over the city.
Recent Examples of gloom from the Web
LONDON (AP) — Any doubts Antonio Conte had about his Chelsea players were dispelled with a victory over Tottenham that lifted the gloom surrounding the champions.
After all this doom and gloom, Halloran ends his video on an uplifting note, with research showing that UN peacekeeping is an effective tool in minimizing conflicts.
But six years after the revolution that toppled Gaddafi, the mood in Tripoli, the capital, is a mixture of hopelessness and gloom.
Yet over the past few months, gloom has turned to sunshine.
The news cycle surrounding President Donald Trump frequently brings about doom and gloom, but rare moments of levity manage to shine through every now and then.
But don't expect the play to be all gloom and doom.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
Miles from the gloom of Chicago, Asghar and Bailey were confused.
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Synonymsblue devils, blues, dejection, depression, desolation, despond, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, doldrums, dolefulness, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, sadness, gloominess, glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, miserableness, mopes, mournfulness, oppression, sorrowfulness, unhappiness
Antonymsbliss, blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, felicity, gladness, gladsomeness, happiness, heaven, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, rapture, rapturousness
Related Wordsmelancholia, self-pity; anguish, dolor, grief, mourning, somberness, sorrow, woefulness; agony, distress, pain; misery, woe, wretchedness; discouragement, disheartenment; moodiness; despair, desperation, hopelessness, self-despair; boredom, ennui, tedium; dismalness, drear, morbidness, moroseness, morosity; regret, rue
Near Antonymsgaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, humor, jollity, joviality, lightheartedness, merriment, mirth, mirthfulness; cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, hopefulness, optimism, sunniness; content, contentedness, contentment, satisfaction; delight, gratification
GLOOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gloom for English Language Learners
: partial or total darkness
: a feeling of sadness
GLOOM Defined for Kids
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