[gloo-mee] /ˈglu mi/
adjective, gloomier, gloomiest.
dark or dim; deeply shaded:
causing ; dismal or depressing:
a gloomy prospect.
filled with or showing ; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
hopeless or despairing; pessimistic:
a gloomy view of the future.
adjective gloomier, gloomiest
dark or dismal
causing depression, dejection, or gloom: gloomy news
1580s, probably from 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 of that name first recorded 1904. Related: Gloomily; gloominess.
- Gloomy gus
noun phrase A morose, melancholic person; pessimist; crape-hanger [1940s+; as the name of a comic-strip character, Gloomy Gus is found by 1904]
/ɡluːp/ noun 1. (informal) any messy sticky fluid or substance
/ˈɡluːskæp/ noun 1. (among the Micmac and other Native North American peoples) a traditional trickster hero
[glop] /glɒp/ noun, Informal. 1. unappetizing food, especially of a semiliquid consistency. 2. any messy substance, especially of a semiliquid consistency. 3. sentimentality; mawkishness. n. 1943, imitative of the sound of something viscous and unappetizing hitting a dinner plate. noun verb To smear; daub: By glopping strings and chorales onto Tin Pan Alley lyrics, Nashville […]