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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gloomy  \Gloom"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Gloomier};  superl.  {Gloomiest}.] 
  1.  Imperfectly  illuminated;  dismal  through  obscurity  or 
  darkness;  dusky;  dim;  clouded;  as  the  cavern  was  gloomy. 
  ``Though  hid  in  gloomiest  shade.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Affected  with  or  expressing,  gloom;  melancholy;  dejected; 
  as  a  gloomy  temper  or  countenance. 
 
  Syn:  Dark;  dim;  dusky;  dismal;  cloudy;  moody;  sullen;  morose; 
  melancholy;  sad;  downcast;  depressed;  dejected; 
  disheartened. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gloomy 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {grim}] 
  2:  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  [syn:  {dingy},  {dismal},  {drab},  {drear}, 
  {dreary},  {sorry}] 
  3:  depressingly  dark;  "the  gloomy  forest";  "the  glooming 
  interior  of  an  old  inn";  "`gloomful'  is  archaic"  [syn:  {glooming}, 
  {gloomful}] 
  4:  causing  or  suggestive  of  sorrow  or  gloom;  "a  gloomy 
  outlook";  "gloomy  news"  [syn:  {depressing},  {depressive}, 
  {saddening}] 
  5:  reflecting  gloom;  "gloomy  faces"  [syn:  {glum},  {long-faced}] 
  6:  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"  [syn: 
  {blue},  {dark},  {depressing},  {disconsolate},  {dismal},  {dispiriting}, 
  {grim}] 




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