adjective, gloom·i·er, gloom·i·est.
Examples from the Web for gloomily
"She wouldn't believe it, either, Marcella," he said gloomily.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
"Maybe Cap Schooner will know something about the rumors we've been hearing," Mario said gloomily.Image of the Gods|Alan Edward Nourse
“Yes, it was before the time,” said Daniel gloomily and by way of confirmation.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
They all stared at him, except Poppy, who was gloomily reading the tea-leaves in her cup.The Judge|Rebecca West
"I hope he does repent—that he will atone," said Miss Bridgeman, gloomily.Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for gloomily
adjective gloomier or gloomiest
Word Origin and History for gloomily
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.