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 for gloomy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gloomy \Gloom"y\, a. [Compar. Gloomier; superl. Gloomiest.]
     1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or
        darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy.
        "Though hid in gloomiest shade." --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected;
        as, a gloomy temper or countenance.
     Syn: Dark; dim; dusky; dismal; cloudy; moody; sullen; morose;
          melancholy; sad; downcast; depressed; dejected;
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming
             interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic" [syn:
             glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky]
      2: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the
         thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a
         gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the
         darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city";
         "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and
         resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his
         defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn:
         gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited,
         down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth,
         low, low-spirited]
      3: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter
         landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
         "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue,
         dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim,
         sorry, drab, drear, dreary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "gloomy":
     Acheronian, Acherontic, Cassandra-like, Cassandran, Cassandrian,
     Cimmerian, Stygian, acheronian, acherontic, apocalyptic, bad,
     baleful, baneful, black, bleak, blue, bodeful, boding, caliginous,
     castellatus, cheerless, cirrose, cirrous, cloud-flecked, clouded,
     cloudy, cold, crabbed, crestfallen, cumuliform, cumulous, cynical,
     dark, dark and gloomy, defeatist, dejected, depressant, depressed,
     depressing, depressive, desolate, despairing, despondent, dim,
     dire, dirty, disconsolate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal,
     dispirited, dispiriting, distressed, doleful, doomful, dour, down,
     downbeat, downcast, downhearted, drab, drear, drearisome, dreary,
     dull, dun, dusky, evil, evil-starred, fateful, foreboding, forlorn,
     funebrial, funereal, gloomful, glooming, glum, grave, gray, grim,
     heavy, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-lighted, ill-lit,
     ill-omened, ill-starred, in the doldrums, inauspicious, inky,
     joyless, lenticularis, lowering, lugubrious, mammatus, melancholy,
     menacing, mirthless, miserable, moody, morose, murky, muzzy,
     nebulous, negative, negativistic, nihilistic, nimbose, nubilous,
     obscure, of evil portent, ominous, oppressed, oppressive, overcast,
     overclouded, pessimist, pessimistic, portending, portentous, sad,
     saturnine, shaded, shadowy, shady, sinister, solemn, somber,
     sombrous, sorrowful, squally, stormy, stratiform, stratous, sulky,
     sullen, surly, tenebrous, threatening, thunderheaded, triste, ugly,
     uncheerful, unfavorable, unfortunate, unhappy, unilluminated,
     unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untoward, weariful, wearisome,
     weary, woebegone

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