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"gloom" in British English

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gloomnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡluːm/
  • gloom noun [U] (DARKNESS)

literary a ​situation in which it is ​nearlydark and ​difficult to ​see well: She ​peered into the gloom, but she couldn't ​see where the ​noise was coming from. A ​figureemerged from the gloom of the ​corridor.
(Definition of gloom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gloom" in American English

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gloomnoun [U]

 us   /ɡlum/
  • gloom noun [U] (NO HOPE)

lack of ​hope: Gloom and ​angerreplaced her ​earlierupbeatmood.
  • gloom noun [U] (DARKNESS)

darkness or near ​darkness: Up ​ahead they could ​seelights in the gloom.
(Definition of gloom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gloom" in Business English

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gloomnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡluːm/
feelings of worry that things are ​bad and will not ​improve: There is widespread doom and gloom about the company's future. The ​market gloom was caused by fears of ​recession.
(Definition of gloom from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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