adjective, gloom·i·er, gloom·i·est.
- glomus jugulare tumor,
- glomus tumor,
- gloom and doom,
Origin of gloomy
Examples from the Web for gloominess
The prisoner forgot his own gloom, in his surprise at the gloominess of the other.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
Statues of nymphs, who must have seen the boyhood of the late king, secreted under tree ivy their gloominess and mutilations.The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France
This accident threw Danton into a fit of gloominess from which nothing seemed to arouse him.The Road to Frontenac|Samuel Merwin
It was sad, even to gloominess; and something of shame seemed to cover it.Phantastes|George MacDonald
The moment she crossed the threshold she forgot the clouds and rain and gloominess which had depressed her.The Girl from Sunset Ranch|Amy Bell Marlowe
adjective gloomier or gloomiest
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.