Synonyms of gloomy in English:

gloomy


See definition of gloomy

adjective

1‘a gloomy room filled with mahogany furniture’

SYNONYMS

dark, ill-lit, poorly lit, shadowy, sunless, dim, sombre, dingy, frowzy, drab, dismal, dreary, murky, depressing, unwelcoming, uninviting, cheerless, joyless, comfortless, funereal

grey, leaden, overcast, cloudy

literary crepuscular, tenebrous

rare Stygian, Tartarean, caliginous, subfusc

ANTONYMS

bright, sunny, well lit

2‘Joanna looked gloomy’

SYNONYMS

despondent, downcast, downhearted, dejected, disconsolate, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, desolate, heavy-hearted, in low spirits, low-spirited, sad, unhappy, glum, full of gloom, doleful, melancholy, miserable, woebegone, mournful, sorrowful, forlorn, long-faced, fed up, in the doldrums, subdued, wretched, lugubrious, Eeyorish, morose, sepulchral, saturnine, dour, mirthless, woeful

informal blue, down, down in the mouth, down in the dumps

British informal brassed off, cheesed off, looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny

literary dolorous

archaic chap-fallen, adust

ANTONYMS

happy, cheerful

3‘gloomy forecasts about the economy’

SYNONYMS

pessimistic, depressing, downbeat, looking on the black side, disheartening, disappointing, dispiriting, unpromising, unfavourable, bleak, bad, dark, black, sombre, melancholy, saddening, distressing, grim, cheerless, comfortless, hopeless

ANTONYMS

optimistic, upbeat