What does gloom mean?

Definitions for gloom
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gloom.

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.]

How to pronounce gloom?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Remy Green:

    The Postal Service has long promised that' [ n ] either snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, the Court rightly added the obvious footnote : fixing an election and cost-cutting can not cut it as an exception to that promise.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    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.

  3. Florida GOP strategist Rick Wilson:

    I do think he's going to try to reach the American people in a way that tells a story of a very different, optimistic, prospective vision for America, that isn't just the doom and gloom that we tend to get an awful lot of the time on our side.

  4. Maurice Maeterlinck:

    Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.

  5. Herodotus:

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. -- The Motto Of The U.S. Postal Service

Images & Illustrations of gloom

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