Synonyms for (adjective) gloomy

Synonyms: sulky, gloomful, glooming, gloomy

Definition: depressingly dark

Usage: the gloomy forest; the glooming interior of an old inn; `gloomful' is archaic

Similar words: dark

Definition: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

Usage: sitting in a dark corner; a dark day; dark shadows; dark as the inside of a black cat


Synonyms: gloomy, grim, sorry, dark, drab, drear, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, blue

Definition: causing dejection

Usage: 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

Similar words: cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

Definition: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Usage: the economic outlook is depressing; something cheerless about the room; a moody and uncheerful person; an uncheerful place


Synonyms: down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, depressed, low, low-spirited, grim, gloomy, blue

Definition: filled with melancholy and despondency

Usage: 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; lonely and blue in a strange city; depressed by the loss of his job; a dispirited and resigned expression on her face; downcast after his defeat; feeling discouraged and downhearted

Similar words: dejected

Definition: affected or marked by low spirits

Usage: is dejected but trying to look cheerful