Gloomy



[gloo-mee] /ˈglu mi/

adjective, gloomier, gloomiest.
1.
dark or dim; deeply shaded:
gloomy skies.
2.
causing ; dismal or depressing:
a gloomy prospect.
3.
filled with or showing ; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
4.
hopeless or despairing; pessimistic:
a gloomy view of the future.
/ˈɡluːmɪ/
adjective gloomier, gloomiest
1.
dark or dismal
2.
causing depression, dejection, or gloom: gloomy news
3.
despairing; sad
adj.

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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