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gloomy

  
  ( 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.     
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gloomy

  
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  
  
Antonyms     
   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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