Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary: a damp, gloomy day.
  • adj. Showing or filled with gloom: gloomy faces.
  • adj. Causing or producing gloom; depressing: gloomy news.
  • adj. Marked by hopelessness; very pessimistic: gloomy predictions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
  • adj. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
  • adj. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thickly shaded; cheerlessly obscure; shadowy; dark; somber.
  • Affected with, characterized by, or expressing gloom; wearing the aspect of sorrow; depressed or depressing; melancholy; doleful: as, a gloomy countenance; a gloomy prospect.
  • Synonyms Dim, dusky, cloudy, cheerless, lowering. See darkness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. depressingly dark
  • adj. causing dejection
  • adj. filled with melancholy and despondency

Etymologies

gloom +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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