Definitions of gloomy

  1. 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"
  2. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom; " a gloomy outlook"; " gloomy news"
  3. 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
  4. depressingly dark; " the gloomy forest"; " the glooming interior of an old inn"; "` gloomful' is archaic"
  5. reflecting gloom; " gloomy faces"
  6. 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"
  7. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy.
  8. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.
  9. Overspread with, or wrapped in, darkness; dismal; cheerless.
  10. Gloomily.
  11. Gloominess.
  12. Gloomier.
  13. Gloomiest.
  14. Dim or obscure: dimly lighted: sad, melancholy.
  15. Sad; sullen; dimly lighted; dark.
  16. Full of gloom; dark; dismal; melancholy.
  17. Dark, dim, or dusky; dismal; wearing the aspect of sorrow; melancholy; dejected; of a dark complexion.
  18. Dark; dismal; clouded; heavy of heart.

Usage examples for gloomy

  1. But he was of the gloomy opinion that she had simply ceased to amuse herself. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  2. However, there is one comfort to be taken even from the gloomy time of year. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. Nothing could be more gloomy than Bonaparte's entrance into Paris. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. Doctor, you are gloomy to- night, and I confess that I am also. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  5. " Yes, I know," frowned Mr. Smith, with a gloomy sigh. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  6. They returned home; Radionek was quite gloomy. – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  7. His thoughts were gloomy. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  8. Quorn stared in front of him in gloomy silence. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  9. Different were the thoughts of the gloomy Athol as he rode by the side of the regent. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  10. The atmosphere of the whole place was gloomy. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  11. Therefore we should endeavor to rise out of the atmosphere of gloomy forebodings. – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  12. They tried not to look at the gloomy side, but that was impossible. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  13. Now, presently, when an hundred thousand years had gone, or it may be a greater space; there came slowly the utter twilight of the world, as the sun to die the more; so that presently it gave but an utter gloomy light. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  14. He is a very gloomy fellow and sings hymn- tunes, " Rock of Ages," " There is a Happy Land," and " Jerusalem the Golden." – The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
  15. Somewhere the girl who had wept so bitterly in that gloomy little waiting- room. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  16. You cannot imagine what a relief you are to us: you help us to bear our gloomy memories. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  17. He was possessed of a sudden gloomy impression that she knew something of the two men who rode. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  18. He seemed gloomy and tired; but when I entered he sat up, passed his hand many times over his forehead, and said to me, " Constant, I have a headache." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  19. Arthur went out taking the paper with him, but in the passage he paused, his face gloomy. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  20. It's a gloomy thing, however, to talk about one's own past, with the day breaking. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens