gloom / gloōm/ • n. 1. partial or total darkness: he strained his eyes peering into the gloom. ∎ poetic/lit. a dark or shady place. 2. a state of depression or despondency: a year of economic gloom for the car industry his gloom deepened. • v. [intr.] 1. poetic/lit. have a dark or somber appearance: the black gibbet glooms beside the way. ∎ [tr.] cover with gloom; make dark or dismal: a black yew gloom'd the stagnant air. 2. be or look depressed or despondent: Charles was always glooming about money. PHRASES: gloom and doomsee doom.
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