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gloomy

adjective
     
gloom‧y comparative gloomier, superlative gloomiest
1 making you feel that things will not improve [= depressing]:
The report paints a gloomy picture of the economy.
2 sad because you think the situation will not improve [= depressed]:
Anne dismissed these gloomy thoughts from her mind.
3 dark, especially in a way that makes you feel sad:
It was a gloomy room with one small window.
gloomily adverb
WORD FOCUS: sad WORD FOCUS: sad
unhappy sad because of the situation you are in
miserable
very sad
depressed
sad for a long time, and feeling that your life will never get better
gloomy
/glum looking sad
down
/down in the dumps sad and without much interest in life - usually not in a serious or permanent way
broken-hearted
very sad because someone has ended a romantic relationship with you
homesick
sad because you are a long way from your home and your friends


See also
sad

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