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
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.
But if the Buckner Mansion retained the gloom of its fictional counterpart, the opposite happened here.
Below, the windows of the B train, etched with graffiti, are radiant in the gloom.
Amid the gloom, the report finds some good news — that much pollution can be eliminated.
The Derek Carr injury roller coaster began with some doom and gloom reactions due in part to Tony Romo (given his extensive history of back injury) serving as TV analyst when Carr went down after being kneed in the back last Sunday in Denver.
For now, at least, industry gloom is lifting and even giving way to outright optimism.
Still, after years of gloom, the mood in the oil market is shifting.
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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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