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  ( gloomier    comparative)   ( gloomiest    superlative  )
1       adj   If a place is gloomy, it is almost dark so that you cannot see very well.  
Inside it's gloomy after all that sunshine..., ...this huge gloomy church.     
2       adj   If people are gloomy, they are unhappy and have no hope.   (=despondent)  
Miller is gloomy about the fate of the serious playwright in America.     
  gloomily      adv   ADV with v  
He tells me gloomily that he has been called up for army service.     
3       adj   If a situation is gloomy, it does not give you much hope of success or happiness.   (=grim)  
...a gloomy picture of an economy sliding into recession..., Officials say the outlook for next year is gloomy.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    black, crepuscular, dark, dim, dismal, dreary, dull, dusky, grey, murky, obscure, overcast, shadowy, sombre, Stygian, tenebrous  
2    bad, black, cheerless, comfortless, depressing, disheartening, dismal, dispiriting, dreary, funereal, joyless, sad, saddening, sombre  
3    blue, chapfallen, cheerless, crestfallen, dejected, despondent, dismal, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the dumps     (informal)   down in the mouth, glum, in low spirits, low, melancholy, miserable, moody, morose, pessimistic, sad, saturnine, sullen  
   blithe, bright, brilliant, cheerful, chirpy     (informal)   happy, high-spirited, jolly, jovial, light, merry, radiant, sunny, upbeat     (informal)  

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gloom, gloomily, glory, goo

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