Synonyms for gloomy
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.1 / 8 votes
Strictly, that which is black is absolutely destitute of color; that which is dark is absolutely destitute of light. In common speech, however, a coat is black, tho not optically colorless; the night is dark, tho the stars shine. That is obscure, shadowy, or shady from which the light is more or less cut off. Dusky is applied to objects which appear as if viewed in fading light; the word is often used, as are swart and swarthy, of the human skin when quite dark, or even verging toward black. Dim refers to imperfection of outline, from distance, darkness, mist, etc., or from some defect of vision. Opaque objects, as smoked glass, are impervious to light. Murky is said of that which is at once dark, obscure, and gloomy; as, a murky den; a murky sky. Figuratively, dark is emblematic of sadness, agreeing with somber, dismal, gloomy, also of moral evil; as, a dark deed. Of intellectual matters, dark is now rarely used in the old sense of a dark saying, etc. See MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE.
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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes
glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulkyadjective
"the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"
down(p), dreary, dispirited, downhearted, glooming, downcast, dingy, drear, grim, huffish, gloomful, depressed, dismal, blue, sulky, dark, sluggish, drab, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, sorry, disconsolate
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedadjective
filled with melancholy and despondency
"gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective
"a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
black, blueish, non-white, gloomful, stern, unappeasable, ghastly, moody, forbidding, relentless, dingy, raunchy, bluish, mordant, sorry, risque, gruesome, depressed, dirty, gamey, down in the mouth, low, sinister, olive-drab, lamentable, muddied, unrelenting, sullen, juicy, sulky, bad, meritless, low-spirited, saturnine, good-for-naught, dispirited, gamy, down(p), grisly, good-for-nothing, dark, naughty, unconsolable, benighted, sad, muddy, sober, gentle, grubby, grungy, dark-skinned, aristocratic, inconsolable, racy, regretful, somber, spicy, blue-blooded, blue, puritanical, no-count, drear, macabre, disconsolate, no-account, dreary, grimy, coloured, inexorable, puritanic, aristocratical, no-good, deplorable, glowering, morose, pitiful, patrician, profane, blasphemous, sombre, drab, glum, unforgiving, glooming, sour, blue(a), downcast, downhearted, distressing, dour, obscure, sick, grim, dismal, begrimed
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I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
I agree dry bulk looks gloomy but we feel we're much closer to the end of this part of a downcycle than we are to the beginning.
Big manufacturers appear a bit cautious about the outlook, probably due to uncertainty over China. But it's not as if they are all gloomy since U.S. demand remains strong, capital expenditure plans remain fairly strong, so I don't think we need to be too pessimistic about the economy.
Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
Translations for gloomy
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- temný, sklíčený, pochmurnýCzech
- finster, düster, trübeGerman
- oscuro, lóbregoSpanish
- kolkko, hämärä, hämyinen, iloton, synkkä, ankea, synkeä, surumielinen, pimeäFinnish
- morne, sombre, terne, mélancolique, lugubre, maussadeFrench
- gruama, doilbhir, duaircIrish
- doilleir, ciar, gruamach, dubhachScottish Gaelic
- קודר, אפלHebrew
- melankolikus, sötét, homályos, mélabúsHungarian
- մթին, աղոտ, մռայլArmenian
- uggioso, tetro, cupo, lugubreItalian
- 陰気, 薄暗いJapanese
- duister, benauwd, melancholisch, donkerDutch
- obscuro, trevas, escuro, melancólico, triste, pessimistaPortuguese
- хмурый, мрачный, безотрадный, угрюмый, безрадостный, печальныйRussian
- mráčan, támānSerbo-Croatian
- pochmúrny, zasmušilý, ponurý, skľúčený, pošmúrnySlovak
- похмурий, сумнийUkrainian
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