1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy. "Though hid in gloomiest shade."

2. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.

Synonyms: Dark, dim, dusky, dismal, cloudy, moody, sullen, morose, melancholy, sad, downcast, depressed, dejected, disheartened.

Origin: Gloomier; Gloomiest.

(01 Mar 1998)

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