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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gloomy /ˈglumi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloom·y a. [Compar. Gloomier superl. Gloomiest.]
 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.
 Syn: -- Dark; dim; dusky; dismal; cloudy; moody; sullen; morose; melancholy; sad; downcast; depressed; dejected; disheartened.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "gloomy at
             the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy
             predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of
             the economy"; "the darkening mood" [syn: grim, darkening]
      2: depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy
         streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens;
         "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy
         tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of
         death"- B.A.Williams [syn: dingy, dismal, drab, drear,
          dreary, sorry]
      3: depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming
         interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic" [syn: glooming,
      4: causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom; "a gloomy
         outlook"; "gloomy news" [syn: depressing, depressive,
      5: reflecting gloom; "gloomy faces" [syn: glum, long-faced]
      6: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate
         winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of
         November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn:
          blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting,
      [also: gloomiest, gloomier]