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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloom, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a state of partial or total darkness

    "he struck a match to dispel the gloom"

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

  2. gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a feeling of melancholy apprehension

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

  3. gloom, gloominess, glumness(noun)

    an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

    "gloom pervaded the office"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gloom

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

    light, radiance, clearness, brightness, daylight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gloom(n.)

    obscurity, darkness, dimness, gloominess, cloud

  2. gloom(n.)

    sadness, dejection, depression, despondency, melancholy, heaviness of mind, low spirits

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gloom(n)

    gloominess, shadow, melancholy, depression, dejection, despondency

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pessimism, darkness, sadness, dark

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How to use gloom in a sentence?

  1. Wafaa Bassiouni:

    We are happy the gloom has now lifted, but we hope for acquittal, not just release. Nothing he has done deserves those 14 months in prison.

  2. 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

  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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    In film, drama and TV series, the actors and actresses only act upon the role which the writer writes. Expecting that from them, in real life, is a grave risk, even inviting gloom for own life.

  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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