Definition of gloomy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡluːmi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡluːmi//
    (gloomier, gloomiest) Unhappiness, Sky
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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. See related entries: Sky
  2. 2sad and without hope synonym glum a gloomy expression We sat in gloomy silence. See related entries: Unhappiness
  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.
  4. Extra examples Many businesses remain gloomy about the prospects for the economy. Now, don’t start to get gloomy. The committee’s view was in fact far from gloomy. The future looked decidedly gloomy. Don’t look so gloomy. Things aren’t that bad. He mopes around all the time with that gloomy expression on his face. She crept up the stairs and along a gloomy corridor. Suddenly, the future didn’t look so bleak/​gloomy after all. The gloomy weather showed little sign of lifting. The house is very grand, but rather gloomy when you’re alone. We’re quietly confident despite the gloomy predictions. a gloomy forecast/​prognosis gloomy predictions/​prospects/​thoughts to paint a bleak/​gloomy picture of the situation
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