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
And for at least one day this year, the country focused not on doom and gloom, but on the sun: For a brief news cycle in August, the sun really was the center of the universe.
But don't expect the play to be all gloom and doom.
As Ferro continues meddling in a business that's nothing but gloom and doom, adding more and more publications to Tronc's portfolio, the question remains: Why?
In a series of four trees (2011-'15), Grimm tells stories about gloom, happiness, love, and community by festooning each tree with mothers and babies, couples and lovers, children at play and adults at work.
In the Stygian gloom, such clarity allows the detectors to pick up the exceedingly faint blue flickers that signal the rare interactions of neutrinos with the ice.
Past more than one sinking statue of Trump, the visage unrecognizable in the gloom.
Footnote: Of course, there are always a few fine people around to lighten the pervasive gloom.
Reaching up and pushing aside the last, dark green boughs, the 50-year-old finally pops his head through the emerald gloom of the virgin forest into the golden September sun of the Caucasus Mountains.
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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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