What is the meaning of gloomy?


  • Depressingly dark.
    • usage: "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"
  • Filled with melancholy and despondency .
    • usage: "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"
  • Causing dejection.
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). gloomy. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/gloomy/definitions/1174902
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