What does Gloomy mean?
Definitions for Gloomy
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glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulkyadjective
"the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedadjective
filled with melancholy and despondency
"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"
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective
"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"
Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
The cavern was gloomy.
Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
a gloomy temper or countenance
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from gloom.
These were from without
The growing miseries, which Adam saw
Already in part, though hid in gloomiest shade,
To sorrow abandon’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.
Deep in a cavern dwells the drowsy god,
Whose gloomy mansion nor the rising sun,
Nor setting visits, nor the lightsome noon. John Dryden, Fables.
The surface of the earth is clearer or gloomier, just as the sun is bright or more overcast. Alexander Pope, Letters.
That fair field
Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flow’rs,
Herself a fairer flow’r, by gloomy Dis
Was gather’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.
imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy
affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance
The numerical value of Gloomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Gloomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Gloomy in a Sentence
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
Almost everyone is going into 2023 with a healthy dose of trepidation, the outlook is understandably gloomy and will remain so unless something significant changes, either on the war in Ukraine or inflation.
How many people are ready to die for beauty, prepared to go through an infernal desert of starvation. Absence of beauty means ultimate loneliness. Absence of beauty means guilt and exile into a no-man’s land. Life is an outcast’s journey through a gloomy valley, when beauty has forsaken. ("Absence of beauty was like hell").
When they do, they will realize how gloomy prospects are for the longer-term dry bulk shipping market.
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
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- temný, sklíčený, pochmurnýCzech
- finster, düster, trübeGerman
- oscuro, lóbregoSpanish
- kolkko, hämärä, hämyinen, iloton, synkkä, ankea, synkeä, surumielinen, pimeäFinnish
- morne, sombre, terne, mélancolique, lugubre, maussadeFrench
- gruama, doilbhir, duaircIrish
- doilleir, ciar, gruamach, dubhachScottish Gaelic
- קודר, אפלHebrew
- melankolikus, sötét, homályos, mélabúsHungarian
- մթին, աղոտ, մռայլArmenian
- uggioso, tetro, cupo, lugubreItalian
- 陰気, 薄暗いJapanese
- duister, benauwd, melancholisch, donkerDutch
- obscuro, trevas, escuro, melancólico, triste, pessimistaPortuguese
- хмурый, мрачный, безотрадный, угрюмый, безрадостный, печальныйRussian
- mráčan, támānSerbo-Croatian
- pochmúrny, zasmušilý, ponurý, skľúčený, pošmúrnySlovak
- похмурий, сумнийUkrainian
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