- 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.
- 2sad and without hope synonym glum a gloomy expression We sat in gloomy silence.
- 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.
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NAmE//ˈɡluməli//adverb He stared gloomily at the phone. Iris lay gloomily on her bed, contemplating the future.
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