gloomy

[gloo-mee]
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:
1580–90; gloom + -y1

gloomily, adverb
gloominess, noun
overgloomily, adverb
overgloominess, noun
overgloomy, adjective
ungloomily, adverb
ungloomy, adjective


1. obscure, shadowy, dusky; lowering, threatening. 3. downcast, downhearted, despondent, depressed, glum, dispirited.


3. happy.
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gloomy (ˈɡluːmɪ)
 
adj , gloomier, gloomiest
1.  dark or dismal
2.  causing depression, dejection, or gloom: gloomy news
3.  despairing; sad
 
'gloomily
 
adv
 
'gloominess
 
n

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gloomy
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.
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Example sentences
You're always gloomily predicting our demise, and you're always wrong.
Some industry sources are gloomily predicting that new private investment will now simply dry up.
Gloomily expecting nothing good for his dinner, he found that meal unspeakable.
Bloggers and talk radio hosts gloomily predicted months of gridlock and misery.
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