Synonyms for gloomy
Antonyms for gloomy
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLOOMY
Horace Milbrey sits alone in his gloomy, high-ceilinged library.
No one knows what that man suffers; it makes him gloomy all the time about everything.
Dark pictures and gloomy forebodings are worse than useless.
He was silent, and almost as gloomy as Hiram Bartlett himself.
If your wife was sensitive, you would kill her with your gloomy fits.
Her brother's face, gloomy behind the iron screen, tickled her fancy.
The scenery before the gorge of the river is reached is gloomy, but grand.
My talk with Colonel Dayton had, in a way, contributed to this gloomy feeling.
The affairs of the Mediterranean wore at this time a gloomy aspect.
Gloomy is my soul; and all Nature around me partakes of my gloom!
1580s, probably from gloom even though that word is not attested as early as this one is. Shakespeare used it of woods, Marlowe of persons. Gloomy Gus used in a general sense of "sullen person" since 1940s, from a comic strip character of that name first recorded 1904. Related: Gloomily; gloominess.