Synonyms for gloomyˈglu mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky(adj)

    depressingly dark

    down(p), dreary, dispirited, downhearted, glooming, downcast, dingy, drear, grim, huffish, gloomful, depressed, dismal, blue, sulky, dark, sluggish, drab, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, sorry, gloomy, disconsolate

    light, elated, cheerful

  2. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited(adj)

    filled with melancholy and despondency

    elated, light, cheerful

  3. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    causing dejection

    black, blueish, non-white, gloomful, stern, unappeasable, ghastly, moody, forbidding, relentless, dingy, raunchy, bluish, mordant, sorry, risque, gruesome, depressed, dirty, gamey, down in the mouth, low, sinister, olive-drab, lamentable, muddied, unrelenting, sullen, juicy, sulky, bad, gloomy, meritless, low-spirited, saturnine, good-for-naught, dispirited, gamy, down(p), grisly, good-for-nothing, dark, naughty, unconsolable, benighted, sad, muddy, sober, gentle, grubby, grungy, dark-skinned, aristocratic, inconsolable, racy, regretful, somber, spicy, blue-blooded, blue, puritanical, no-count, drear, macabre, disconsolate, no-account, dreary, grimy, coloured, inexorable, puritanic, aristocratical, no-good, deplorable, glowering, morose, pitiful, patrician, profane, blasphemous, sombre, drab, glum, unforgiving, glooming, sour, blue(a), downcast, downhearted, distressing, dour, obscure, sick, grim, dismal, begrimed

    light, cheerful, elated

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gloomy

    Strictly, that which is black is absolutely destitute of color; that which is dark is absolutely destitute of light. In common speech, however, a coat is black, tho not optically colorless; the night is dark, tho the stars shine. That is obscure, shadowy, or shady from which the light is more or less cut off. Dusky is applied to objects which appear as if viewed in fading light; the word is often used, as are swart and swarthy, of the human skin when quite dark, or even verging toward black. Dim refers to imperfection of outline, from distance, darkness, mist, etc., or from some defect of vision. Opaque objects, as smoked glass, are impervious to light. Murky is said of that which is at once dark, obscure, and gloomy; as, a murky den; a murky sky. Figuratively, dark is emblematic of sadness, agreeing with somber, dismal, gloomy, also of moral evil; as, a dark deed. Of intellectual matters, dark is now rarely used in the old sense of a dark saying, etc. See MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE.

    Compare synonyms for LIGHT.

    black, dark, dim, dismal, dusky, murky, mysterious, obscure, opaque, sable, shadowy, shady, somber, swart, swarthy

    bright, brilliant, clear, crystalline, dazzling, gleaming, glowing, illumined, light, lucid, luminous, radiant, shining, transparent, white

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gloomy(a.)

    obscure, dark, dim, dusky, dismal, cheerless, lowering, lurid

  2. gloomy(a.)

    sad, dejected, depressed, dispirited, disheartened, despondent, desponding, melancholy, downcast, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, down-hearted, glum, heavy of heart

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

bleak, grim, dark, sombre, pessimistic, dismal, somber, sad, depressing, dim, murky, morose, sinister, dusky

Translations for gloomy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • كئيبArabic
  • temný, pochmurný, sklíčenýCzech
  • finster, trübe, düsterGerman
  • lóbrego, oscuroSpanish
  • pimeä, ankea, synkkä, kolkko, hämärä, iloton, hämyinen, synkeä, surumielinenFinnish
  • morne, terne, sombre, lugubre, mélancolique, maussadeFrench
  • duairc, doilbhir, gruamaIrish
  • dubhach, ciar, gruamach, doilleirScottish Gaelic
  • קודר, אפלHebrew
  • sötét, homályos, mélabús, melankolikusHungarian
  • մռայլ, աղոտ, մթինArmenian
  • uggioso, lugubre, cupo, tetroItalian
  • 薄暗い, 陰気Japanese
  • დაღვრემილიGeorgian
  • niūrusLithuanian
  • taupuruMāori
  • melancholisch, duister, benauwd, donkerDutch
  • mrocznyPolish
  • melancólico, obscuro, pessimista, triste, escuro, trevasPortuguese
  • мрачный, безотрадный, печальный, безрадостный, хмурый, угрюмыйRussian
  • mráčan, támānSerbo-Croatian
  • pochmúrny, ponurý, skľúčený, pošmúrny, zasmušilýSlovak
  • otoženSlovene
  • dysterSwedish
  • இருண்டTamil
  • kasvetliTurkish
  • похмурий, сумнийUkrainian

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