And many parents prefer not to bring small children to the gloomy and often unsanitary hotels near the colonies.
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.
Our perspective on life is constantly being fed by an onslaught of news that is quick, trendy, and gloomy.
Some statistics–disproportionate rates of school suspension, incarceration, and absentee dads–are gloomy.
And of course there is the gene, that hard-wired Calvinist gateway to gloomy fate.
The wintry weather continued, and it was as gloomy outside as in.
Beneath the gloomy pines which fringed the stream, countless camp fires were gleaming.
Sonia felt that his gloomy creed had become his faith and code.
Their conference was a gloomy one; neither had any comfort for the other.
"With Italy and with you," said Mr. Goodwood with gloomy plainness and no appearance of trying to make an epigram.
1580s, probably from gloom even though that word is not attested as early as this one is. Shakespeare used it of woods, Marlowe of persons. Gloomy Gus used in a general sense of "sullen person" since 1940s, from a comic strip character of that name first recorded 1904. Related: Gloomily; gloominess.