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Synonyms for gloomy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky(adj)

    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-spirited(adj)

    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, dreary(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gloomy(a.)

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

  2. gloomy(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gloomy(a)

    Synonyms:
    dark, dismal, obscure, dim, shaded, lowering, overcast, lurid, melancholy, dejected, sad, despondent, pessimistic, disheartened, morose, crestfallen, glum, saturnine, disheartening, depressing, discouraging

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gloomy":

    bleak, grim, dark, sombre, pessimistic, dismal, somber, sad, depressing, dim, murky, morose, sinister, dusky

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How to use gloomy in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I highly respect freedom of press and speech, and I am sure you too. Whenever I read history, and try to understand a character of Vampire that survives in its Gloomy House after sucking the blood of a virgin; indeed, it defines an illusion. If I compare that with the White House, where ever, it exists; transparently, it demonstrates the same description; however, it falls not under an illusion; it verifies a reality of survival. The solution everyone knows, need only the courage for the peace of entire humanity on the blue planet.

  2. Francis of Assisi:

    It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

  3. C. P. Snow:

    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.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In narrow and gloomy streets, keep your spirit high!

  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    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


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