adjective, gloomier, gloomiest.
dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies.
causing gloom; dismal or depressing: a gloomy prospect.
filled with or showing gloom; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
hopeless or despairing; pessimistic: a gloomy view of the future.

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. Unabridged
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gloomy (ˈɡluːmɪ)
adj , gloomier, gloomiest
1.  dark or dismal
2.  causing depression, dejection, or gloom: gloomy news
3.  despairing; sad

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Word Origin & History

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
Some parts of life seem dark and gloomy, while others are bright and colorful.
Dark pictures and gloomy forebodings are worse than useless.
Others live in the murky shadows of nondescript neighborhoods and the gloomy
  light of urban nightclubs.
This is the kind of book that romance fans will read and reread on gloomy days.
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