gloomy – definition from Collins Dictionary
(gluːmi )Word forms: comparative gloomier , superlative gloomiest
1. ADJECTIVEIf a place is gloomy, it is almost dark so that you cannot see very well.Inside it’s gloomy after all that sunshine….this huge gloomy church.Synonyms: dark, dull, dim, dismalMore Synonyms of gloomy
2. ADJECTIVE If people are gloomy, they are unhappy and have no hope.Graduates are feeling gloomy about the jobs market.gloomilyADVERB [ADVERB with verb]He tells me gloomily that he has been called up for army service.
3. ADJECTIVEIf a situation is gloomy, it does not give you much hope of success or happiness.…a gloomy picture of an economy sliding into recession.Officials say the outlook for next year is gloomy.Synonyms: depressing, bad, dismal, dreary
Looking out of my window it’s a gloomy day today. It’s been raining heavily all morning, the skies are full of dark clouds, not a patch of blue or a ray of sunshine.
Gloom seems to be a word that is used all too frequently these days. No matter what country we live in we are gloomy about the economy. It’s been a tough year. We’re gloomy about politics, the pandemic, climate change and the state of the world generally. I’m usually an optimist but this past year has often made me think of the SF novels that David liked to read about worlds where events like the ones we’ve been experiencing have changed society forever and not in a good way. I try not to think about those too much.
However, according to the definition gloomy means to have no hope and I have to have hope. Not that everything will be as it used to be but at least that we will get through the difficult times and maybe enough people will learn something that we might do better in the future. So I will keep looking for the rainbow because after rain there will be a rainbow somewhere.