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Definition of gloomy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gloomy

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈɡlumi//
     
    (gloomier, gloomiest)
     
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  1. 1nearly dark, or badly lit in a way that makes you feel sad synonym depressing a gloomy room/atmosphere It was a wet and gloomy day.
  2. 2sad and without hope synonym glum a gloomy expression We sat in gloomy silence.
  3. 3without much hope of success or happiness in the future synonym depressing a gloomy picture of the country's economic future Suddenly, the future didn't look so gloomy after all.
NAmE//ˈɡluməli//
 
adverb He stared gloomily at the phone. Iris lay gloomily on her bed, contemplating the future.
NAmE//ˈɡluminəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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