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Antonyms for gloom
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gloom

    Antonyms:
    light, radiance, clearness, brightness, daylight

    Synonyms:
    gloaming, twilight, obscurity, shadow, obscuration, dullness, cloudiness, cloud, dejection, sadness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloom, somberness, sombrenessnoun

    a state of partial or total darkness

    "he struck a match to dispel the gloom"

    Synonyms:
    sombreness, graveness, gravity, glumness, gloominess, somberness, soberness, sobriety

  2. gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombrenessnoun

    a feeling of melancholy apprehension

    Synonyms:
    sombreness, graveness, lugubriousness, gravity, glumness, gloominess, somberness, sadness, soberness, sobriety

  3. gloom, gloominess, glumnessnoun

    an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

    "gloom pervaded the office"

    Synonyms:
    sombreness, lugubriousness, glumness, moroseness, gloominess, somberness, sadness, sullenness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gloomnoun

    Synonyms:
    gloominess, shadow, melancholy, depression, dejection, despondency

How to use gloom in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Arnold Bennett:

    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.

  3. Joseph Addison:

    Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

  4. Joanne Markham:

    Receiving the photos after all this time was a nice surprise, especially after all the doom and gloom of the last year, it was a bit of a shock to see the photographs because I never thought I would see them again.

  5. Allan Small:

    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.

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