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Definition of "gloomy" []

  • Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary: a damp, gloomy day. (adjective)
  • Showing or filled with gloom: gloomy faces. (adjective)
  • Causing or producing gloom; depressing: gloomy news. (adjective)
  • Marked by hopelessness; very pessimistic: gloomy predictions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gloomy" in a sentence
  • "He then proceeded to make a little speech about the spirit of the age, and the influence of routine, which he described as a gloomy gnome."
  • "PreviousMacWorld, CES promise big products in gloomy times"
  • "NextMacWorld, CES promise big products in gloomy times"