gloomy

  • 1 Gloomy — can refer to:*gloom, a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere *The song Gloomy Sunday *The Gloomy Dean, nickname of William Ralph Inge *Gloomy Bear, a fictional character *Gloomy Galleon …

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  • 2 Gloomy — Gloom y, a. [Compar. {Gloomier}; superl. {Gloomiest}.] 1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy. Though hid in gloomiest shade. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with, or… …

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  • 3 gloomy — UK US /ˈgluːmi/ adjective ► not giving much hope for the future: »The stock market is sinking on the back of gloomy economic news. »Despite the gloomy outlook for personal computer sales in the United States, sales in Japan are strong …

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  • 4 gloomy — [adj1] dark, black bleak, caliginous, cheerless, clouded, cloudy, crepuscular, desolate, dim, dismal, dreary, dull, dusky, forlorn, funereal, lightless, murky, obscure, overcast, overclouded, sepulchral, shadowy, somber, tenebrous, unilluminated …

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  • 5 gloomy — 1580s, probably from GLOOM (Cf. gloom) even though that word is not attested as early as this one is. Shakespeare used it of woods, Marlowe of persons. Gloomy Gus used in a general sense of sullen person since 1940s, from a comic strip character… …

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  • 6 gloomy — index bleak (not favorable), bleak (severely simple), despondent, disconsolate, lugubrious, ominous, pessimistic, portentous ( …

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  • 7 gloomy — 1 murky, obscure, *dark, dim, dusky Antonyms: brilliant (with reference to illumination) Contrasted words: *bright, effulgent, radiant, luminous: illuminated, illumined, lighted, lightened (see ILLUMINATE) 2 glum, *sullen, morose, saturnine, dour …

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  • 8 gloomy — ► ADJECTIVE (gloomier, gloomiest) 1) dark or poorly lit, especially so as to cause fear or depression. 2) causing or feeling depression or despondency. DERIVATIVES gloomily adverb gloominess noun …

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  • 9 gloomy — [glo͞om′ē] adj. gloomier, gloomiest 1. overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness 2. a) very sad or dejected; hopeless; melancholy b) morose or sullen 3. causing gloom; dismal; depressing SYN. DARK …

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  • 10 gloomy — [[t]glu͟ːmi[/t]] gloomier, gloomiest 1) ADJ GRADED If a place is gloomy, it is almost dark so that you cannot see very well. Inside it s gloomy after all that sunshine... All the electric lamps in this huge gloomy church were extinguished. 2) ADJ …

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  • 11 gloomy */ — UK [ˈɡluːmɪ] / US [ˈɡlumɪ] adjective Word forms gloomy : adjective gloomy comparative gloomier superlative gloomiest 1) feeling sad and without hope He became very gloomy and depressed. 2) showing that things are not going well and will probably… …

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  • 12 gloomy — adjective (gloomier; est) Date: 1588 1. a. partially or totally dark; especially dismally and depressingly dark < gloomy weather > b. having a frowning or scowling appearance ; forbidding < a gloomy countenance > …

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  • 13 gloomy — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ Now, don t start to get gloomy …

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  • 14 gloomy — gloom|y [ glumi ] adjective * 1. ) feeling sad and without hope: He became very gloomy and depressed. 2. ) showing that things are not going well and will probably not go well in the future: gloomy prospects The economic news is gloomy. 3. ) dark …

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  • 15 gloomy — gloomily, adv. gloominess, n. /glooh mee/, adj., gloomier, gloomiest. 1. dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies. 2. causing gloom; dismal or depressing: a gloomy prospect. 3. filled with or showing gloom; sad, dejected, or melancholy. 4.… …

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  • 16 gloomy — gloom|y [ˈglu:mi] adj comparative gloomier superlative gloomiest 1.) making you feel that things will not improve = ↑depressing ▪ The report paints a gloomy picture of the economy. 2.) sad because you think the situation will not improve =… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 gloomy — adjective 1 sad because you think the situation will not improve: When I saw their gloomy faces, I knew something was wrong. 2 making you feel that things will not improve: a gloomy economic forecast 3 dark, especially in a way that seems sad:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 gloomy — adjective 1) a gloomy room Syn: dark, shadowy, sunless, dim, somber, dingy, dismal, dreary, murky, unwelcoming, cheerless, comfortless, funereal; literary Stygian Ant: bright …

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  • 19 gloomy — adjective 1) a gloomy room Syn: dark, shadowy, murky, sunless, dim, dingy 2) Joanna looked gloomy Syn: despondent, depressed, downcast, downhearted, dejected …

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  • 20 gloomy — gloom•y [[t]ˈglu mi[/t]] adj. gloom•i•er, gloom•i•est 1) dark or dim: gloomy skies[/ex] 2) causing gloom; depressing: a gloomy prospect[/ex] 3) filled with or showing gloom; melancholy: a gloomy mood[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90 gloom′i•ly, adv.… …

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