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Webster 1913 Edition


Gloomy

Gloom′y

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Gloomier
;
sup
erl.
Gloomiest
.]
1.
Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded;
as, the cavern was
gloomy
.
“Though hid in gloomiest shade.”
Milton.
Syn. – Dark; dim; dusky; dismal; cloudy; moody; sullen; morose; melancholy; sad; downcast; depressed; dejected; disheartened.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gloomy

GLOOM'Y

,
Adj.
[from gloom.] Obscure; imperfectly illuminated; or dark; dismal; as the gloomy cells of a convent; the gloomy shades of night.
1.
Wearing the aspect of sorrow; melancholy; clouded; dejected; depressed; heavy of heart; as a gloomy countenance or state of mind; a gloomy temper.
2.
Of a dark complexion. [Little used.]

Definition 2021


gloomy

gloomy

English

Adjective

gloomy (comparative gloomier, superlative gloomiest)

  1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
    The cavern was gloomy.
  2. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
    a gloomy temper or countenance

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