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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 for "gloom":

    pessimism, darkness, sadness, dark


  1. List of known nicknames for "Gloom":

    Bent Stamnes

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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. Conan Doyle:

    There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.

  3. 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.

  4. Historic Environment Scotland:

    Climate change is a really real present risk. The climate has already changed because of the influence of humans. And it's going to continue to change and that pace of change is going to speed up, so the risk to sites like Skara Brae and other sites around Orkney, it's real, it's here, it's happening. But it shouldn't all be doom and gloom and despair. There is an opportunity to still do something about it and to avoid the worst possible consequences of climate change.

  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

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