Definitions for gloom
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gloom, somberness, sombrenessnoun
a state of partial or total darkness
"he struck a match to dispel the gloom"
gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombrenessnoun
a feeling of melancholy apprehension
gloom, gloominess, glumnessnoun
an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
"gloom pervaded the office"
darkness, dimness or obscurity.
a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere
To be dark or gloomy.
to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: glomang, Saxon, twilight.
Glowing embers through the room,
Teach light to counterfeit a gloom. John Milton.
This the seat,
That we must change for heav’n? This mournful gloom,
For that celestial light? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i.
The still night, not now, as ere men fell,
Wholsome, and cool, and mild; but with black air
Accompany’d; with damps, and dreadful gloom. John Milton.
Now warm in love, now with’ring in thy bloom,
Lost in a convent’s solitary gloom. Alexander Pope.
Etymology: from the noun.
His glist’ring armour made
A little glooming light much like a shade. Fairy Queen.
Scarcely had Phœbus in the glooming East
Yet harnessed his fiery footed team. Edmund Spenser.
Gloom is a low level of light which is so dim that there are physiological and psychological effects. Human vision at this level becomes monochrome and has lessened clarity.
Gloom refers to partial or total darkness or a state of melancholy, sadness, or depression. It can also mean a sense of despondency or pessimism.
partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight
a shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove
cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness
in gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven
to shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer
to become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight
to render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken
to fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of gloom in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of gloom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Everyone was predicting doom and gloom for the banks and look at them, four of the five raised dividends, yes, their loan loss provision are higher, but you've got to expect that.
It's not the apocalypse, it's not doom and gloom, and if it's not doom and gloom you can come out of the bunker and the first thing you do is take a sigh of relief and then you want to make money.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is inevitably part of a presidential campaign, America is winning right now, america is great right now. We can do even better.
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