Definition of 'gloomy'
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This gloomy picture is not without silver linings. The Sun (2016)The pound is in the doldrums and economic forecasts are gloomy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a glimmer of hope to the gloomy winter outlook. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When forecasts were gloomy, managers may have been forgiven for cutting training and certification. Computing (2010)The gloomy outlook has intensified concerns about the company's cashflow and whether it can sustain its dividend. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The economy has defied gloomy predictions of a collapse, with growth of 0.5 per cent in the three months after the referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So how does this rather gloomy picture fit with the aims of the ethical investor? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why is the outlook suddenly more gloomy? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is not as gloomy as people think. The Sun (2016)There have recently been gloomy forecasts of lost jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The room was all dark and gloomy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The official listening figures appear to tell a much gloomier story. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Worried about a gloomy economic new year? Times, Sunday Times (2011)London investors shrugged off gloomy jobless news. The Sun (2009)It is hard not to be gloomy about the economy given the headwinds we are facing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Shell painted a gloomy picture across most of its businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The wet conditions and gloomy outlook are likely to be the same tomorrow. The Sun (2015)But being editor is not all about gloomy forecasts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The office was gloomy and dark and the hours long. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)Not that a mood of gloomy resignation did much for the football team. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will not choose another five years of this gloomy image. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only the fact that inflation was slowing brightened the gloomy picture. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The gloomy trading outlook has made potential suitors more cautious. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The atmosphere was dark and somewhat gloomy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One hundred public libraries closed over the past year and the trend has been gloomy for years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This gloomy forecast will bring zero comfort to the thousands of flood victims braced for yet more rain. The Sun (2014)Given how gloomy people are about the eurozone, it might not take much. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why is America gloomy when the news is good? Times, Sunday Times (2009)WHEN the economy is gloomy there can be temptation to cut corners and play it safe. The Sun (2008) People are also gloomy about the general economic situation, while confidence in the economy growing was little better. The Sun (2008)Our view is much gloomier. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'gloomy'
British English: gloomy /ˈɡluːmɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If a place is gloomy, it is almost dark so that you cannot see very well.
Inside it's gloomy after all that sunshine.
- American English: gloomy
- Arabic: كَئِيب
- Brazilian Portuguese: sombrio
- Chinese: 令人沮丧的
- Croatian: tmuran
- Czech: šerý
- Danish: skummel
- Dutch: mistroostig
- European Spanish: lúgubre
- Finnish: synkkä
- French: sombre
- German: bedrückt
- Greek: σκοτεινιασμένος
- Italian: tenebroso
- Japanese: 憂鬱な
- Korean: 우울한
- Norwegian: dunkel
- Polish: ponury
- European Portuguese: melancólico
- Romanian: mohorât
- Russian: темный
- Spanish: lúgubre
- Swedish: dunkel
- Thai: มืดมัว
- Turkish: kasvetli
- Ukrainian: похмурий
- Vietnamese: u ám
Definition of gloomy from the Collins English Dictionary
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