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gloom

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gloom

  1. 1 a state or spell of low spirits has been in a perpetual gloom since his dog died Synonyms of gloom blue 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, unhappinessWords Related to gloom melancholia, 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, rueNear Antonyms of gloom gaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, humor, jollity, joviality, lightheartedness, merriment, mirth, mirthfulness; cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, hopefulness, optimism, sunniness; content, contentedness, contentment, satisfaction; delight, gratificationAntonyms of gloom bliss, blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, felicity, gladness, gladsomeness, happiness, heaven, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, rapture, rapturousness

  2. 2 a time or place of little or no light the gloom of a rainy night is the perfect setting for a mystery story Synonyms of gloom black, blackness, candlelight, darkness, dusk, gloaming, dark, murk, night, semidarkness, shade, shadows, twilight, umbraWords Related to gloom midnight; blackout, brownout, dimout; shadiness, umbrage; dullness (also dulness), somberness; cloudiness, fogginess, haziness, mistiness, murkiness; dimness, faintness, gloominess, grayness, paleness; half-lightNear Antonyms of gloom moonlight, starlight, sunlight; effulgence, radiance, radiancy, shine, sunshine; incandescence, luminance, luminescence, luminosity, luminousnessAntonyms of gloom blaze, brightness, brilliance, day, daylight, glare, glow, light, lightness


gloom

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gloom

  1. 1 to look with anger or disapproval we just sat there, glooming, as we waited and waited for our dinners to arrive Synonyms of gloom glare, frown, glower, lower (also lour), scowlWords Related to gloom gape, gaze, ogle, stare; grimace, pout, sulk; growl, snarl, sneer, sniggerAntonyms of gloom beam, grin, smile

  2. 2 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look he continued to gloom over the fact that he had been passed over for promotion to district manager Synonyms of gloom darken, glower, lower (also lour)Words Related to gloom frown, scowl; glare, stare; brood, mope, pet, pout, sulk; anger, bristle, fume, rage, steam, storm; intimidate, menace, threatenAntonyms of gloom brighten, cheer (up), lighten, perk (up)



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