gloomy

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From gloom +‎ -y.

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gloomy (comparative gloomier, superlative gloomiest)

  1. Not very illuminated; dim because of darkness, especially when appearing depressing or frightening.
    Synonyms: dusky, dim, clouded; see also Thesaurus:dark
    The cavern was gloomy.
  2. Suffering from gloom; melancholy; dejected.
    Synonyms: bleak, dreary, miserable; see also Thesaurus:cheerless
    a gloomy temper or countenance

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