• WordNet 3.6
    • adj gloomy depressingly dark "the gloomy forest","the glooming interior of an old inn","`gloomful' is archaic"
    • adj gloomy 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"
    • adj gloomy filled with melancholy and despondency "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","lonely and blue in a strange city","depressed by the loss of his job","a dispirited and resigned expression on her face","downcast after his defeat","feeling discouraged and downhearted"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gloomy Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.
    • Gloomy Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy . "Though hid in gloomiest shade."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gloomy Thickly shaded; cheerlessly obscure; shadowy; dark; somber.
    • gloomy Affected with, characterized by, or expressing gloom; wearing the aspect of sorrow; depressed or depressing; melancholy; doleful: as, a gloomy countenance; a gloomy prospect.
    • gloomy Synonyms Dim, dusky, cloudy, cheerless, lowering. See darkness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gloomy dim or obscure: dimly lighted: sad, melancholy
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  • St. Francis of Assisi
    “It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.”
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    “We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. glóm, gloom; prov. Ger. glumm, gloomy.


In literature:

It led to a long entry beyond, gloomy and dark.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Just for a second Rosebud experienced the dark moody influence of the gloomy pine canopy beneath which she was to plunge.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
A sad and gloomy sky, almost as sad and gloomy as the human faces under it, shrouded Johnstown to-day.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
He then resumed his gloomy and pensive attitude.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
He and Archy then walked towards the house, gloomy and sad, both of them.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
The gloomy follies of the reign of the saints were but faintly remembered.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The town was filled with gloomy stories of the trail.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Soon a ruin, old and gloomy as the rocks at its base, rose before him.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
Oh, hasten far away from us, gloomy NOVEMBER.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Not until they attained the brow of the hill did they look back upon the gloomy walls, now black and peaceful under the high clear moon.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts

In poetry:

Whither wouldst thou, restless Spirit?
Why so ill content to stay?
Ne'er was night so long and gloomy,
But it yielded to the day.
"When Shall I Flee Away, and Be at Rest?" by Caroline Fry
"No, whistling storms may shake my tower,
And passing spirits scream:
Their shadowy arms are void of power,
And but a gloomy dream.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
She turn'd; it stopt;--nought could she see
Upon the gloomy plain!
But, as she strove the Sprite to flee,
She heard the same again.
"The Fakeham Ghost" by Robert Bloomfield
She stood behind the tyrant's throne;
His sceptre vanished from his hand;
And lo! he saw on sea and land,
His gloomy power was gone.
"Peace" by Albery Allson Whitman
And ho! for stormy mountain cones,
Where headlong Winter leaps,
What time the gloomy swamp-oak groans,
And weeps and wails and weeps.
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
Pointed thoughts of Life and Death,
Anxious sore solicitude,
Shake my frame, suspend my breath,
When Terror's gloomy shades protrude.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield

In news:

ECB sees gloomy 2013, but holds rates.
OPEC Gloomy about Economic Growth.
LONDON -The price of oil edged down toward $92 a barrel on Wednesday amid gloomy forecasts for world economic growth.
Market indexes slide following gloomy IMF forecast.
Despite last week's positive jobs number, the global economic forecast is still gloomy .
Stock indexes slide on gloomy IMF forecast.
Other than Tim Tebow's play, it was a gloomy day for Denver.
Analysts Slow to Admit It May Be a Gloomy Fourth Quarter.
Less Gloomy Than it Seems .
Gloomy yet swoony surf-pop from Cassie Ramone.
Why has it been so gloomy lately .
Always-gloomy rocker Nick Cave reemerges in seventies New York.
Justin Bieber says life can get lonely and 'gloomy'.
UPS Delivers Gloomy Outlook On Global Macro Headwinds.
One gloomy October evening, Pee Wee went to bed early.

In science:

Clearly then, the outlook from the perspective of field theory is gloomy; because the IR singularities are a reflection of the fact that field theory is UV divergent, any attempt to resolve them without modifying the UV behaviour of the field theory is doomed.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
As long as we are being gloomy, only one Cepheid in 30 is crossing for the first time (Kovtyukh et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
But they are not really doing better than we are. I don’t know how, in the last ten minutes, we entered such a very gloomy mood. I think we actually have a good situation.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
This conclusion is gloomy for researchers in combinatorics, also for me 4 years ago.
Combinatorial Speculations and the Combinatorial Conjecture for Mathematics