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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

For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it's doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It's amazing. And it's free. I love it. It's absolutely brilliant.
Simon Cowell

The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.
Os Guinness

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Joseph Addison

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
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Gloom Translations

gloom in Spanish is oscuridad