What Is Gloomy? Definition And Usage Of This Term
WHAT IS GLOOMY – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.
The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:
- dark or poorly lit, especially so as to appear depressing or frightening
- feeling distressed or pessimistic.
On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:
- partially or totally dark
- dismally and depressingly dark
- having a frowning or scowling appearance
- causing gloom
- lacking in promise or hopefulness
Here are some of the following synonyms of this term:
- poorly lit
It is derived from the term gloom, which came from the Middle English gloumen.
Here are some of the examples:
- The wanders were rather discouraged by this gloomy report, but Dorothy said with a sigh:
- She brought into Princess Mary’s strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
- The feeling described in that fine but gloomy paper which closes the series of his Idlers seemed to grow stronger in him as his last hour drew near.
- In the darkness, it seemed as though a gloomy unseen river was flowing always in one direction, humming with whispers and talk and the sound of hoofs and wheels.