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Definitions of gloomy

  1. Gloomiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Gloominess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Gloomier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Gloomily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. reflecting gloom; "gloomy faces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Dim or obscure: dimly lighted: sad, melancholy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Sad; sullen; dimly lighted; dark. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Full of gloom; dark; dismal; melancholy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Dark, dim, or dusky; dismal; wearing the aspect of sorrow; melancholy; dejected; of a dark complexion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Dark; dismal; clouded; heavy of heart. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gloomy

  1. " Yes, I know," frowned Mr. Smith, with a gloomy sigh. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  2. Different were the thoughts of the gloomy Athol as he rode by the side of the regent. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
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