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Gloomy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Gloomy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Gloomy [ superl.]
- Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy.
- Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.

Meaning of 'Gloomy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . gloomy [ s]
Meaning (1):
- causing dejection
Example in sentence:
  • a blue day;
  • a dark gloomy day;
  • a disconsolate winter landscape;
  • a week of rainy depressing weather;
  • grim rainy weather;
  • the dark days of the war;
  • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
Meaning (2):
- filled with melancholy and despondency
Example in sentence:
  • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face;
  • a gloomy silence;
  • depressed by the loss of his job;
  • downcast after his defeat;
  • feeling discouraged and downhearted;
  • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face;
  • gloomy predictions;
  • lonely and blue in a strange city;
  • the darkening mood;
  • took a grim view of the economy
Meaning (3):
- depressingly dark
Example in sentence:
  • the glooming interior of an old inn;
  • the gloomy forest;
  • `gloomful' is archaic