Definition of Gloom

1. Noun. A state of partial or total darkness. "He struck a match to dispel the gloom"

Exact synonyms: Somberness, Sombreness
Generic synonyms: Semidarkness
Derivative terms: Gloomy, Somber, Sombre



2. Noun. A feeling of melancholy apprehension.
Exact synonyms: Gloominess, Somberness, Sombreness
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Apprehensiveness, Dread, Melancholy
Derivative terms: Gloomy, Somber, Sombre

3. Noun. An atmosphere of depression and melancholy. "Gloom pervaded the office"
Exact synonyms: Gloominess, Glumness
Generic synonyms: Ambiance, Ambience, Atmosphere
Specialized synonyms: Cloud, Bareness, Bleakness, Desolation, Nakedness

Definition of Gloom

1. n. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.

2. v. i. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

3. v. t. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.

Definition of Gloom

1. Noun. darkness, dimness or obscurity. ¹

2. Noun. a melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be dark or gloomy. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gloom

1. to become dark [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: dark

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gloom

glomus body
glomus caroticum
glomus choroideum
glomus coccygeum
glomus intravagale
glomus jugulare
glomus jugulare tumour
glomus pulmonale
glomus tumour
glomus tympanicum
glond
glonoin
glonoine
glonoins
glood
gloom (current term)
gloom-and-doomer
gloom-and-doomers
gloomed
gloomful
gloomier
gloomiest
gloomily
gloominess
gloominesses
glooming
gloomings
gloomish
gloomless
glooms

Literary usage of Gloom

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1. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"WHEN THE gloom IS ON THE GLEN WHEN the moonlight's on the mountain And the gloom is on the glen, At the cross beside the fountain There is one will meet ..."

2. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"WHEN THE gloom IS ON THE GLEN. WHEN the moonlight 's on the mountain And the gloom is on the glen, At the eross beside the fountain There is one will mcet ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"WHEN THE gloom IS ON THE GLEN. WHEN the moonlight's on the mountain And the gloom is on the glen, At the cross beside the fountain There is one will meet ..."

4. History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain by William Hickling Prescott (1883)
"For the duke strove, by brilliant entertainments and festivities, to amuse the nobles and dissipate the gloom of the capital.50 • In all this Alva had a ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"Gone the cry of " Forward, Forward," lost within a growing gloom; Lost, or only heard in silence from the silence of a tomb.' The course of human affairs in ..."

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