glooming

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

glooming

  1. present participle of gloom
    • 1932, D. H. Lawrence, The Lovely Lady
      Ciss was a big, dark-complexioned, pug-faced young woman who seemed to be glooming about something.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare gloaming.

Noun[edit]

glooming (plural gloomings)

  1. Twilight of morning or evening; the gloaming.
  2. Gloomy behaviour; melancholy.
    • c. 1553, Anonymous, Gammer Gurton's Needle, act 3, scene 3, London: Gibbings & Co. for the Early English Drama Society, published 1906, page 35:
      What devil, woman! pluck up your heart, and leave off all this glooming.

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