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English definition of “gloom”

gloom

noun [U]  /ɡlum/ us  

gloom noun [U] (NO HOPE)

lack of hope: Gloom and anger replaced her earlier upbeat mood.

gloom noun [U] (DARKNESS)

darkness or near darkness: Up ahead they could see lights in the gloom.
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