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.

Antonyms for gloomy

delectable, shiny, blissful, beamy, blithesome, grateful, delicious, incandescent, lucid, radiant, luminous, white, glowing, easygoing, elated, cheery, heartened, jolly, favorable, resplendent, shining, heartwarming, gratified, content, thrilled, encouraged, blessed, jocund, temperate, propitious, sunlit, blithe, vivacious, rapt, effulgent, exuberant, floodlit, ecstatic, gratifying, jocular, dulcet, Delightsome, nice, hopeful, frisky, Brightened, giddy, mild, gleaming, cavalier, jovial, animated, ablaze, spirited, exhilarated, sheeny, cordial, sanguine, aglow, gladdened, candescent, obliging, refulgent, genial, euphoric, pleasing, upbeat, satisfied, joyful, lit, highlighted, light, tasty, sunny, soft, beaming, grinning, palatable, devil-may-care, illuminated, aglitter, sparkling, lively, pleasurable, chuffed, laughing, exultant, joyous, rose-colored, buoyant, intoxicated, roseate, alight, peppy, carefree, clear, fulgent, Tickled, pretty, friendly, gladsome, moderate, glad, optimistic, jaunty, moony, chipper, lustrous, enjoyable, good, careless, jocose, happy-go-lucky, transparent, Sprightful, promising, energetic, pleased, Bedazzling, delightful, smiling, delighted, glaring, festive, jubilant, perky, merry, heartening, happy, Enrapt, dazzling, excited, enraptured, congenial, sunshiny, bright, winsome, mirthful, golden, fair, satisfying, Buoyed, sweet, unconcerned, cheering, Eupeptic, Relucent, canty, boon, rhapsodic, likely, bouncing, zippy, starlit, lightsome, balmy, welcome, lucent, lambent, agreeable, clement, insouciant, elevated, savory, sprightly, darling, rosy, thankful, equable, pleasant, illumined, luscious, overjoyed, agleam, entranced, gentle, heavenly, heady, comforting, encouraging, brilliant, moonlit, springy, cheerful, rapturous, felicitous, dreamy, gleeful, auspicious, lighthearted, splendid, glossy, crystalline, vital.

Quotes of gloomy

  1. It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look. – Francis of Assisi
  2. I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure. – Kenneth Branagh
  3. You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy – Lydia M. Child
  4. If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief. – Benjamin Disraeli
  5. Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind. – Thomas Jefferson
  6. In the streets through which we passed, I must own the houses in general struck me as if they were dark and gloomy and yet at the same time they also struck me as prodigiously great and majestic. – Karl Philipp Moritz
  7. On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey. – Karl Philipp Moritz
  8. The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live. – Sean O'Casey
  9. Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. – Jean Paul
  10. Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes. – Jean Racine
  11. People ask me to smile for the camera, but somehow it always comes out gloomy – Stephen Rea
  12. I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo. – Gavin Rossdale
  13. A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast. – Friedrich Schiller

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

Rhymes for gloomy