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Meaning & Definition of Gloomy in English

English

Gloomy

/glumi/

adjective

1. Depressingly dark

  • "The gloomy forest"
  • "The glooming interior of an old inn"
  • "`gloomful' is archaic"
    synonym:
  • glooming
  • ,
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • gloomful
  • ,
  • sulky

2. Filled with melancholy and despondency

  • "Gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
  • "Gloomy predictions"
  • "A gloomy silence"
  • "Took a grim view of the economy"
  • "The darkening mood"
  • "Lonely and blue in a strange city"
  • "Depressed by the loss of his job"
  • "A dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
  • "Downcast after his defeat"
  • "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"
    synonym:
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • depressed
  • ,
  • dispirited
  • ,
  • down(p)
  • ,
  • downcast
  • ,
  • downhearted
  • ,
  • down in the mouth
  • ,
  • low
  • ,
  • low-spirited

3. Causing dejection

  • "A blue day"
  • "The dark days of the war"
  • "A week of rainy depressing weather"
  • "A disconsolate winter landscape"
  • "The first dismal dispiriting days of november"
  • "A dark gloomy day"
  • "Grim rainy weather"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dingy
  • ,
  • disconsolate
  • ,
  • dismal
  • ,
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • sorry
  • ,
  • drab
  • ,
  • drear
  • ,
  • dreary

Examples of using

The sky is gloomy and gray - a typical rainy-season sky.