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Definition of 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

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

Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
Gordon B. Hinckley

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

And so we remained till the red of the dawn began to fall through the snow gloom. I was desolate and afraid, and full of woe and terror. But when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again.
Bram Stoker
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Gloom Translations

gloom in Spanish is oscuridad
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