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Definition of gloom:

  1. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
  2. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
  3. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
  4. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
  5. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
  6. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
  7. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
  8. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

Synonyms:

shadow, glumness, misery, mourning, mournfulness, murk, soberness, bitterness, moroseness, horror, melancholia, weariness, lugubriousness, graveness, distress, discouragement, apprehension, happy, funk, despair, pessimism, foreboding, dullness, sadness, feelings, grief, despondency, downheartedness, malaise, gravity, somberness, heavy-heartedness, oppression, melancholy, woe, doldrums, despondence, blues, happiness, optimism, gloominess, misgiving, sorrow, chagrin, dark, dysphoria, affliction, depression, sobriety, sullenness, dolefulness, anguish, vexation, gaiety, unhappiness, mope, sombreness, dejection, dumps, mortification.

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