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"gloomy" in British English

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gloomyadjective

uk   /ˈɡluː.mi/ 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 waiting room.
gloomily
adverb uk   /ˈɡluː.məl.i/ us   /ˈɡluː.məl.i/
gloominess
noun [U] uk   /ˈɡluː.mi.nəs/ us   /ˈɡluː.mi.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 stock market remains strong.
dark or nearly dark: It was another gray, gloomy day.
gloomily
adverb us   /ˈɡlu·mə·li/
He watched gloomily as the bus drove off. The day began 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   /ˈɡluːmi/ us  
not giving much hope for the future: The stock market is sinking on the back of gloomy economic news. Despite the gloomy outlook for personal computer sales 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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“gloomy” in American English

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