gloom gloom  /ɡ ˈlum/


  1. (n) a state of partial or total darkness
  2. (n) a feeling of melancholy apprehension
  3. (n) an atmosphere of depression and melancholy


  1. Economic indicators presage more gloom, with electricity production for industry falling 4% in October, the first time it has declined in a decade.
  2. Even in the current economic gloom, bankers have been loath to part with one massive perk of their jobs the lavish bonus.
  3. In fact, 1876 undercuts Vidal's post-Watergate gloom.


  1. Amid the gloom, Norris delivers gutsy performance in loss

    SEATTLE – The frustration was quite evident late Tuesday night inside the spiraling Astros’ clubhouse after Mariners journeyman Aaron Harang threw a two-hit shutout against them. The defensive performance was disheartening yet again, and the offense was practically non-existent. Amid the gloom of yet another six-game losing streak, however, Astros ace righthander Bud Norris stood apart as a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. CD Review: Black Sabbath's 'Thirteen' lives up to a legacy of gloom-and-doom

    Perhaps we can forgive Ozzy Osbourne for saying, “I told you so.” It’s been 30 years since trailblazing heavy-metal group Black Sabbath recorded its last album of apocalyptic songs, and clearly, things have gotten a lot worse on Planet Earth. The gloom-and-doom sound of O
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

    The gloom is over, apparently. Now that the sun has emerged from its bed of clouds, you can actually start enjoying spring-time again. But if you find yourself seeking relief from the sun (or getting drinks at patios or biking around the lakes), here's what's playing -- and totally worth seeing -- at local theaters.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

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  1. As our brilliant forefather John Adams said, "I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: John Adams Source: The Newark Advocate

  2. "We can play a lot better than that," he said. "On this occasion we didn't play great but it's not all doom and gloom, there's one more game to go. Hopefully we can get better. I was watching it the same as you, it was one of those games and...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Peter Crouch Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "At the end of last season, it was all doom and gloom," said former Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace, now a team owner in the Nationwide Series, fielding full-time rides for son Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Rusty Wallace Source: USA Today

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