1. [ adjective ] characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom
Synonyms: darkening grim

"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"

Related terms: hopeless
2. [ adjective ] depressing in character or appearance
Synonyms: dreary dismal sorry drear drab dingy

"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

Related terms: cheerless
3. [ adjective ] depressingly dark
Synonyms: gloomful glooming

"the gloomy forest" "the glooming interior of an old inn" "`gloomful' is archaic"

Related terms: dark
4. [ adjective ] reflecting gloom
Synonyms: glum long-faced

"gloomy faces"

Related terms: dejected
5. [ adjective ] causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom
Synonyms: depressive saddening depressing

"a gloomy outlook" "gloomy news"

Related terms: sad
6. [ adjective ] causing dejection
Synonyms: dark depressing grim disconsolate dispiriting dismal blue

"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"

Related terms: cheerless
Similar spelling:   gloom