from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Partial or total darkness; dimness: switched on a table lamp to banish the gloom of a winter afternoon.
- n. A partially or totally dark place, area, or location.
- n. An atmosphere of melancholy or depression: Gloom pervaded the office.
- n. A state of melancholy or depression; despondency.
- intransitive v. To be or become dark, shaded, or obscure.
- intransitive v. To feel, appear, or act despondent, sad, or mournful.
- transitive v. To make dark, shaded, or obscure.
- transitive v. Archaic To make despondent; sadden.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. darkness, dimness or obscurity.
- n. a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere
- v. To be dark or gloomy.
- v. to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
- v. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
- v. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity.
- n. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
- n. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
- n. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
- intransitive v. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
- intransitive v. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
- transitive v. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
- transitive v. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appear dimly; be seen in an imperfect or waning light; glimmer; be in darkness or obscurity.
- To exhibit or produce a somber or melancholy feeling; appear sad, gloomy, or dismal; frown; lower.
- To darken, or make dark, gloomy, or somber.
- To fill with gloom or despondency; make gloomy or sad.
- n. Dim, glimmering shade; deep twilight; cheerless obscurity; darkness: as, the gloom of a forest.
- n. Hence — A dark place.
- n. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; dejection, melancholy, sullenness, and the like, or an aspect indicative of such feelings.
- n. A depressing or disheartening condition of affairs; a dismal aspect or prospect.
- n. In gunpowder-manuf., the drying-oven.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of partial or total darkness
- n. a feeling of melancholy apprehension
- n. an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
Likewise, he wants to stay away from what he calls the "gloom," saying it's almost too easy to tell the story of Detroit's decline through moving images.
Who needs to soak themselves in gloom and cynicism and fighting?
The silence of gloom is merciful, shrouding one as with protection and breathing a thousand intangible sympathies; but the bright White Silence, clear and cold, under steely skies, is pitiless.
My question to you Bo, besides the doom and gloom is this: what is your proposed solution to this mess besides another World War to clear up energy consumers? nick Says:
I don't want to hear more doom and gloom from the Republicans, I want their alternative plan with a cost estimate.
Well, it was not with the idea of castin 'gloom over this merry gatherin'.
All this doom and gloom from the Hillary supporters ... what are you going to do in 2 weeks when
Without you ... emptiness and gloom is around poor America.
On the other hand, self-pitying gloom is no virtue.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting long-term gloom and doom for Venezuela: negative per capita GDP growth over the next five years.