[gloo-mee] /ˈglu mi/

adjective, gloomier, gloomiest.
dark or dim; deeply shaded:
gloomy skies.
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
despairing; sad

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.


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