gloomy

[ gloo-mee ]
/ ˈglu mi /

adjective, gloom·i·er, gloom·i·est.

dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies.
causing gloom; dismal or depressing: a gloomy prospect.
filled with or showing gloom; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
hopeless or despairing; pessimistic: a gloomy view of the future.

Origin of gloomy

First recorded in 1580–90; gloom + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM gloomy

synonym study for gloomy

1. See dark.
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British Dictionary definitions for gloomy

gloomy
/ (ˈɡluːmɪ) /

adjective gloomier or gloomiest

dark or dismal
causing depression, dejection, or gloomgloomy news
despairing; sad

Derived forms of gloomy

gloomily, adverbgloominess, noun
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