gloom

[gloom]
noun
1.
total or partial darkness; dimness.
2.
a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits.
3.
a despondent or depressed look or expression.
verb (used without object)
4.
to appear or become dark, dim, or somber.
5.
to look sad, dismal, or dejected; frown.
verb (used with object)
6.
to fill with gloom; make gloomy or sad; sadden.
7.
to make dark or somber.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English gloumben, glomen to frown, perhaps representing Old English *glūmian (akin to early German gläumen to make turbid); see glum

gloomful, adjective
gloomfully, adverb
gloomless, adjective
outgloom, verb (used with object)
undergloom, noun
ungloom, verb (used with object)


1. shadow, shade, obscurity. 2. dejection, despondency, sadness.


1. brightness. 2. cheerfulness.
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glooms

[gloomz]
plural noun
the blues; melancholy (usually preceded by the ).

Origin:
1735–45; see gloom, -s3

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gloom (ɡluːm)
 
n
1.  partial or total darkness
2.  a state of depression or melancholy
3.  an appearance or expression of despondency or melancholy
4.  poetic a dim or dark place
 
vb
5.  (intr) to look sullen or depressed
6.  to make or become dark or gloomy
 
[C14 gloumben to look sullen; related to Norwegian dialect glome to eye suspiciously]
 
'gloomful
 
adj
 
'gloomfully
 
adv
 
'gloomless
 
adj

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gloom
c.1300 as a verb, "to look sullen or displeased," perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Norw. dial. glome "to stare somberly"); the noun is 1590s in Scottish, "sullen look," from the verb. Sense of "darkness, obscurity" is first recorded 1629 in Milton's poetry; that of "melancholy" is 1744 (gloomy in this
sense is attested from 1580s).
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Example sentences
Depression: a mental state characterized by sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy.
My doom and gloom colleagues really brought me down.
It was an impressive drop, free fall all the way with light rays penetrating
  down into the gloom.
The unnatural gloom is believed to have been caused by smoke from forest fires,
  possibly coupled with heavy fog.
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