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gloomnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡluːm/

gloom noun [U] (WITHOUT HOPE)

feelings of great unhappiness and loss of hope: Bergman's films are often full of gloom and despair. There is widespread gloom and doom about the company's future.

gloom noun [U] (DARKNESS)

a situation in which it is nearly dark and difficult to see well: She peered into the gloom, but she couldn't see where the noise was coming from. A figure emerged from the gloom of the corridor.
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