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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Gloomy


GLOOM'Y, adjective [from gloom.] Obscure; imperfectly illuminated; or dark; dismal; as the gloomy cells of a convent; the gloomy shades of night.

1. Wearing the aspect of sorrow; melancholy; clouded; dejected; depressed; heavy of heart; as a gloomy countenance or state of mind; a gloomy temper.

2. Of a dark complexion. [Little used.]