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Synonyms for gloomy
ˈglu migloomy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gloomy

    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.

    Compare synonyms for LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    black, dark, dim, dismal, dusky, murky, mysterious, obscure, opaque, sable, shadowy, shady, somber, swart, swarthy

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, crystalline, dazzling, gleaming, glowing, illumined, light, lucid, luminous, radiant, shining, transparent, white

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulkyadjective

    depressingly dark

    "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    light, elated, cheerful

  2. 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"

    Antonyms:
    elated, light, cheerful

  3. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective

    causing dejection

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    light, cheerful, elated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gloomyadjective

    Synonyms:
    obscure, dark, dim, dusky, dismal, cheerless, lowering, lurid

  2. gloomyadjective

    Synonyms:
    sad, dejected, depressed, dispirited, disheartened, despondent, desponding, melancholy, downcast, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, down-hearted, glum, heavy of heart

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How to use gloomy in a sentence?

  1. Takeshi Minami:

    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.

  2. Owner Suzanne Wade Ehrlich:

    Even in the winter time when it's super gloomy, the whole house is filled with light.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    How many people are ready to die for beauty, prepared to go through an infernal desert of starvation. Absence of beauty means ultimate loneliness. Absence of beauty means guilt and exile into a no-man’s land. Life is an outcast’s journey through a gloomy valley, when beauty has forsaken. ("Absence of beauty was like hell").

  4. Stephen Hearst:

    My logic back then was very simple, this was an opportunity to clarify the record, to draw the distinction between the fictional character of Charlie Kane and his gloomy Xanadu and WR Hearst and his beautiful architectural masterpiece at the top of the hill at San Simeon.

  5. Staff Mark Meadows:

    Democratic leaders are eager for an expansive agreement, as are PresidentTrump and top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. But perhaps one half of Senate Republicans, mostly conservatives and those not facing difficult races this fall, are likely to oppose any deal. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson weighs in on the potential ‘ phase 4 ’ coronavirus relief bill on ‘ Sunday Morning Futures. ’ Prior talks had yielded little progress and Saturdays cautious optimism was a break from gloomy private assessments among GOP negotiators. The administration is willing to extend the newly expired $ 600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other Democratic demands like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said restoring the $ 600 supplemental jobless benefit is critically important to Trump. Were still a long ways apart and I dont want to suggest that a deal is imminent because it is not.


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