Crossword clues for gloomy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gloomy \Gloom"y\, a. [Compar. Gloomier; superl. Gloomiest.]
Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy. ``Though hid in gloomiest shade.''
Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.
Syn: Dark; dim; dusky; dismal; cloudy; moody; sullen; morose; melancholy; sad; downcast; depressed; dejected; disheartened.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
a. 1 Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded. 2 Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
adj. characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "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" [syn: grim, darkening]
depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams [syn: dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, sorry]
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" [syn: blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, grim]
Gloomy can refer to:
- The song Gloomy Sunday
- The song Gloomy from the self-titled album Creedence Clearwater Revival
- The Gloomy Dean, nickname of William Ralph Inge
- Gloomy Bear, a fictional character
- Gloomy Galleon
Usage examples of "gloomy".
There was a short struggle at the surface, and then a swirl of waters, a little eddy, and a burst of bubbles soon smoothed out by the flowing current marked for the instant the spot where Tarzan of the Apes, Lord of the Jungle, disappeared from the sight of men beneath the gloomy waters of the dark and forbidding Ugambi.
Doctor Ephraim Sprague, who attended him, and had the doctor call the Lewiston House and bring me to that gloomy estate on the Aylesbury Road near the Innsmouth Turnpike.
Spread like a starfish, the Beaverwood building contained long, gloomy corridors, with lighting fixtures feeble and far between.
Rather, as the old filth and gloomy sickness were cleared away, there would emerge a larger, stronger, older, brainier, better-nourished, better-oxygenated, more vital human type, able to eat and drink sanely, perfectly autonomous and well regulated in desires, going nude while attending tranquilly to duties, performing his fascinating and useful mental work.
Ketira that day, and the despair upon her face as she dodged about between Virginia Cottage and the brickfields, was like a gloomy picture.
English Grill- Federal Street was like some narrow, gloomy London bystreet, anyway.
Even his gunner, a gloomy Kentucky mountain boy named Cornett, who seldom spoke and seemed to be using a foreign language when he did, climbed smiling out of the rear seat.
With the deadlights in place over the sweeping stern windows to protect the glass from the rising rough weather, and the only light coming from the whale-oil lamp swinging overhead, even Edward would admit it was a gloomy excuse for a bridal bower.
The mountains, as Domini saw them more clearly, looked more gloomy, more unearthly.
Not that we have anything against Elmira, though possibly its embattled reformatory, frowning from the hillside, contributed its gloomy associations to our spirits.
Dwellings on the first floor are reached by rickety forestairs and inside they are dark and gloomy with naught but round holes cut in the rough-hewn boards for windows.
A braver man than Melchior de Willading did not dwell in all Switzerland, but he did not hear the gloomy predictions of the Genoese without shaking in every limb.
The prisons are gloomy, but there is an oil lamp in the midst which gives the necessary light, and there is no fear of fire as everything is made of marble.
Those who dislike it on account of its apparent blackness should remember that the extreme darkness of the cavern gives it that gloomy tinge.
Spare nothing but a gloomy theme, On which the lightest heart might moralize?