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gloomy

gloom·y

gloomy

 
 
pronunciation:
glu mi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: gloomier, gloomiest
definition 1: dim or dark; dreary or dismal.
The prisoner was led into a gloomy, windowless cell.The sky was gloomy on the morning of the wedding, but it brightened up in time for the reception.
synonyms:
dark, dim, dismal, dreary
antonyms:
brilliant, cheerful
similar words:
black, dusky, melancholy, moody, murky, pitch-black, shaded, shadowy, somber, sullen, sunless
definition 2: exhibiting or filled with gloom; sad; melancholy.
The gloomy expression on his face told us he'd received another rejection from the publishers.
synonyms:
cheerless, glum, melancholy, morose, sad, somber
antonyms:
cheerful, ebullient, exuberant, jovial, merry, radiant, sanguine, sunny
similar words:
blue, clammy, depressed, despondent, dispirited, doleful, downcast, grim, heavy-hearted, lugubrious, morbid, mournful, pensive, sunless, unhappy
definition 3: causing gloom; dismal; pessimistic; depressing.
The weather report included a gloomy forecast for the week.The governor gave a gloomy speech on the economy.
synonyms:
black, depressing, dismal, melancholy
similar words:
bleak, cheerless, dark, depressing, disconsolate, doleful, dreary, funereal, lugubrious, mournful, pessimistic, sunless
derivations: gloomily (adv.), gloominess (n.)
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