gloominess gloominess

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
  2. (n) a feeling of melancholy apprehension
  3. (n) the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

Usage(s):

  1. Just as the world's financial markets are experiencing a serious mood swing, from exuberance to gloominess, so too is fashion.
  2. Lots of Wall Street economists less renowned for their gloominess have by now moved past the -3% mark.
  3. With professional gloominess he tried to convince his squad of musclemen that they were heading for trouble.

News

  1. Obamacare woes: Hurting Obama in other areas as well? (+video)

    The disastrous roll-out of the Affordable Care Act is to blame for plummeting polls on Obamacare. But that voter gloominess may be impacting the President’s standing on other issues too.
    on November 10, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Obamacare woes: Hurting Obama in other areas as well?

    The disastrous roll-out of the Affordable Care Act is to blame for plummeting polls on Obamacare. But that voter gloominess may be impacting the President’s standing on other issues too.
    on November 9, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "It looks familiar," said Zabriskie, who, as a California native, should know smog. "In America, we call it haze. But you can't put all of the gloominess on the Chinese. It's a worldwide problem."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: David Zabriskie Source: NJ.com (blog)

  2. Surprised after a word search revealed how often he used fog, novelist Andrew Sean Greer described it as "a lovely go-to description, because, unlike sunlight or rain, it can be made to evoke anything - gloominess, comfort, sex, isolation, danger -...
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Andrew Sean Greer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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