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Gloomy adj. 1. dark or dim: gloomy skies. 2. causing gloom; depressing: a gloomy prospect. 3. filled with or showing gloom; melancholy. 4. hopeless or despairing; pessimistic; a gloomy view of the future.
-Syn. 1. shadowy, dusky. 2. dismal. 3. dejected, downcast, downhearted, depressed, glum. -Ant. 3. happy.
Gloom n. 1. darkness, dimness. 2. a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits. 3. a despondent look or expression. -v.i. 4. to appear or become dark, dim, or somber. 5. to look dismal or dejected; frown. -v.t. 6. to fill with gloom; make gloomy or sad; sadden. 7. to make dark or somber. [ME gloum)ben), gomen to frown, ? OE *glümian (akin to early G glümen to make turbid]; see GLUM] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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