gloomy UK US /ˈgluːmi/ adjective
not giving much hope for the future: »

The stock market is sinking on the back of gloomy economic news.


Despite the gloomy outlook for personal computer sales in the United States, sales in Japan are strong.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Gloomy — can refer to:*gloom, a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere *The song Gloomy Sunday *The Gloomy Dean, nickname of William Ralph Inge *Gloomy Bear, a fictional character *Gloomy Galleon …   Wikipedia

  • Gloomy — Gloom y, a. [Compar. {Gloomier}; superl. {Gloomiest}.] 1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy. Though hid in gloomiest shade. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gloomy — [adj1] dark, black bleak, caliginous, cheerless, clouded, cloudy, crepuscular, desolate, dim, dismal, dreary, dull, dusky, forlorn, funereal, lightless, murky, obscure, overcast, overclouded, sepulchral, shadowy, somber, tenebrous, unilluminated …   New thesaurus

  • gloomy — 1580s, probably from GLOOM (Cf. gloom) even though that word is not attested as early as this one is. Shakespeare used it of woods, Marlowe of persons. Gloomy Gus used in a general sense of sullen person since 1940s, from a comic strip character… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gloomy — index bleak (not favorable), bleak (severely simple), despondent, disconsolate, lugubrious, ominous, pessimistic, portentous ( …   Law dictionary

  • gloomy — 1 murky, obscure, *dark, dim, dusky Antonyms: brilliant (with reference to illumination) Contrasted words: *bright, effulgent, radiant, luminous: illuminated, illumined, lighted, lightened (see ILLUMINATE) 2 glum, *sullen, morose, saturnine, dour …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gloomy — ► ADJECTIVE (gloomier, gloomiest) 1) dark or poorly lit, especially so as to cause fear or depression. 2) causing or feeling depression or despondency. DERIVATIVES gloomily adverb gloominess noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gloomy — [glo͞om′ē] adj. gloomier, gloomiest 1. overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness 2. a) very sad or dejected; hopeless; melancholy b) morose or sullen 3. causing gloom; dismal; depressing SYN. DARK …   English World dictionary

  • gloomy — [[t]glu͟ːmi[/t]] gloomier, gloomiest 1) ADJ GRADED If a place is gloomy, it is almost dark so that you cannot see very well. Inside it s gloomy after all that sunshine... All the electric lamps in this huge gloomy church were extinguished. 2) ADJ …   English dictionary

  • gloomy */ — UK [ˈɡluːmɪ] / US [ˈɡlumɪ] adjective Word forms gloomy : adjective gloomy comparative gloomier superlative gloomiest 1) feeling sad and without hope He became very gloomy and depressed. 2) showing that things are not going well and will probably… …   English dictionary

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