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Definition of gloomy:

  1. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.
  2. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy.


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