What does gloom mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloom, somberness, sombrenessnoun

    a state of partial or total darkness

    "he struck a match to dispel the gloom"

  2. gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombrenessnoun

    a feeling of melancholy apprehension

  3. gloom, gloominess, glumnessnoun

    an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

    "gloom pervaded the office"

Wiktionary

  1. gloomnoun

    darkness, dimness or obscurity.

  2. gloomnoun

    a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere

  3. gloomverb

    To be dark or gloomy.

  4. gloomverb

    to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gloomnoun

    partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight

  2. Gloomnoun

    a shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove

  3. Gloomnoun

    cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness

  4. Gloomnoun

    in gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven

  5. Gloomverb

    to shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer

  6. Gloomverb

    to become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight

  7. Gloomverb

    to render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken

  8. Gloomverb

    to fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gloom

    glōōm, n. partial darkness: cloudiness: heaviness of mind, sadness: hopelessness: sullenness.—v.i. to be sullen or dejected: to be cloudy or obscure.—v.t. to fill with gloom.—adv. Gloom′ily.—n. Gloom′iness.—p.adj. Gloom′ing (Shak.), shining obscurely.—n. twilight: gloaming.—adj. Gloom′y, dim or obscure: dimly lighted: sad, melancholy. [A.S. glóm, gloom; prov. Ger. glumm, gloomy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gloom in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gloom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gloom in a Sentence

  1. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.

  2. John F. Kennedy, Speech for the Dallas Trade Mart which was never delivered.:

    There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility.

  3. Johann von Goethe:

    Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose

  4. Rikard Scoufias:

    Our view has not changed. We have a commitment to investing in Greece, it's not only doom and gloom. There are actually investors who are looking in Greece and our partnership with the Hellenic Republic has been very constructive.

  5. Book of Consolation:

    The pain and suffering of this world are only the images of gloom, and they are only real in the moment when the spark identifies itself with the shell of darkness. - Book of Consolation, 8.15

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