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Definition 1: depressingly dark - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gloomy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gloomy forest
  • the glooming interior of an old inn
  • `gloomful' is archaic

Synonyms for gloomy in the sense of this definition

(gloomy is similar to ...) devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

"sitting in a dark corner" "a dark day" "dark shadows" "dark as the inside of a black cat"

Definition 2: filled with melancholy and despondency - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gloomy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
  • gloomy predictions
  • a gloomy silence
  • took a grim view of the economy
  • the darkening mood
  • lonely and blue in a strange city
  • depressed by the loss of his job
  • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
  • downcast after his defeat
  • feeling discouraged and downhearted

Synonyms for gloomy in the sense of this definition

(gloomy is similar to ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

Definition 3: causing dejection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gloomy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a blue day
  • the dark days of the war
  • a week of rainy depressing weather
  • a disconsolate winter landscape
  • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
  • a dark gloomy day
  • grim rainy weather

Synonyms for gloomy in the sense of this definition

(gloomy is similar to ...) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

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