adjective, gloom·i·er, gloom·i·est.
- glomus jugulare tumor,
- glomus tumor,
- gloom and doom,
Origin of gloomy
Examples from the Web for gloomy
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The running machines are a gloomy chorus of heavy-footed stomping.
Hemingway wrote of crossing a stream into a “gloomy little village.”
The gloomy postmortem has begun, but team manager Roy Hodgson is not resigning.England Eliminated From World Cup 2014: The ‘Years of Hurt’ Continue|Tim Teeman|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I felt recharged on my trip —a vastly different feeling from years before, when life in early March became muted and gloomy.
Below the fort, was a ruinous mill, in a gloomy dell, through which the river wended its silent course.An Englishman's Travels in America|John Benwell
And then his gloomy, cruel disposition would reassume its influence, and he thought of revenging the attack upon his life.The Pirate|Frederick Marryat
I cannot tell you anything of the time I spent there, shut up in the gloomy castle; it was horrible beyond all words.A Monk of Cruta|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The mural decorations at the Prince Eitel are so gloomy they give you a chill.The Women of Tomorrow|William Hard
Personally, he was a striking contrast to the little, haggard and wrinkled Tilly and the dark, silent and gloomy Wallenstein.A History of Germany|Bayard Taylor
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.