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"gloomy" in British English

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gloomyadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡluː.mi/
  • gloomy adjective (DARK)

dark in a way that is ​unpleasant and makes it ​difficult to ​see: What gloomy ​weather we're having! We ​waited in a gloomy ​waitingroom.
gloomily
adverb uk   us   /-mɪ.li/
gloominess
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of gloomy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gloomy" in American English

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gloomyadjective

 us   /ˈɡlu·mi/
having or ​showing a ​lack of ​hope: Despite gloomy predictions, the ​stockmarketremainsstrong.
dark or ​nearlydark: It was another ​gray, gloomy ​day.
gloomily
adverb  us   /ˈɡlu·mə·li/
He ​watched gloomily as the ​busdrove off. The ​daybegan gloomily when the ​power went out.
(Definition of gloomy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gloomy" in Business English

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gloomyadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡluːmi/
not giving much hope for the future: The ​stockmarket is ​sinking on the back of gloomy ​economicnews. Despite the gloomy ​outlook for ​personalcomputersales in the United ​States, ​sales in Japan are ​strong.
(Definition of gloomy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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