Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary.
  • adjective Showing or filled with gloom.
  • adjective Causing or producing gloom; depressing.
  • adjective Marked by hopelessness; very pessimistic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective depressingly dark
  • adjective causing dejection
  • adjective filled with melancholy and despondency

Etymologies

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gloom +‎ -y

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