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
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
China’s program, unveiled on Sept. 30, may improve on the outcome of the BOE’s Funding for Lending Scheme or the ECB’s targeted longer-term loans because the economy isn’t swimming in other types of monetary stimulus nor in post-crisis gloom.
Remember all those forecasts that predicted gloom and doom for stocks if Donald Trump was elected president?
In leading Michigan to a 35–14 win from there, Peters put the doom-and-gloom forecast for the offense on temporary hiatus and ensured that the Wolverines won’t be a total walkover in November.
Between a fancy ski resort and the popularity of rollerblading among elite North Koreans, life there isn’t all doom and gloom.
One disadvantage of Paule Constable’s naturalistic, atmospheric lighting was that those gruesome details were hard to discern in the gloom.
Despite the obvious gloom that accompanies losing a Pro Bowl and Rookie of the Year candidate who leads the NFL with 21 total touchdowns, Texans coach Bill O'Brien is determined to not let despair set in.
Doom and gloom was the response of football fans after news spread that Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen broke his right foot.
When the film opens, K is conducting an investigation at a farm—or at least what passes for a farm in the sunless gloom of 2049.
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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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