gloomy

Gloomy means "dark and dreary." A cloudy day, a sad song about lost love, your downbeat mood after your team loses a big game — all of these can be called gloomy.

Have you ever been called a Gloomy Gus? If so, you must have been acting depressed or sulky. But you aren't the first to be called that — after all, Gloomy Gus was a comic book character who first appeared in 1904. By the 1940s, this nickname caught on, describing — and possibly adding to the misery — of those who are less happy-seeming than the people around them.

Definitions of gloomy
1

adj depressingly dark

“the gloomy forest”
Synonyms:
gloomful, glooming, sulky
dark
devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

adj filled with melancholy and despondency

gloomy at the thought of what he had to face”
gloomy predictions”
“a gloomy silence”
Synonyms:
blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, grim, low, low-spirited
dejected
affected or marked by low spirits

adj causing dejection

Synonyms:
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, grim, sorry
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful
causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

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