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gloomy

[gloo-mee] /ˈglu mi/
adjective, gloomier, gloomiest.
1.
dark or dim; deeply shaded:
gloomy skies.
2.
causing gloom; dismal or depressing:
a gloomy prospect.
3.
filled with or showing gloom; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
4.
hopeless or despairing; pessimistic:
a gloomy view of the future.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; gloom + -y1
Related forms
gloomily, adverb
gloominess, noun
overgloomily, adverb
overgloominess, noun
overgloomy, adjective
ungloomily, adverb
ungloomy, adjective
Synonyms
1. obscure, shadowy, dusky; lowering, threatening. 3. downcast, downhearted, despondent, depressed, glum, dispirited.
Antonyms
3. happy.
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British Dictionary definitions for gloominess

gloomy

/ˈɡluːmɪ/
adjective gloomier, gloomiest
1.
dark or dismal
2.
causing depression, dejection, or gloom: gloomy news
3.
despairing; sad
Derived Forms
gloomily, adverb
gloominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for gloominess

gloomy

adj.

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.

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