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Definition of Gloom

Gloom

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

Gloom Quotations

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
Thomas Jefferson

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Khalil Gibran

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Rabindranath Tagore

One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time.
Hunter S. Thompson
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Gloom Translations

gloom in Spanish is oscuridad

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