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English noun: gloom

1. gloom (state) a state of partial or total darkness

SamplesHe struck a match to dispel the gloom.

Synonymssomberness, sombreness

Broader (hypernym)semidarkness

2. gloom (feeling) a feeling of melancholy apprehension

Synonymsgloominess, somberness, sombreness

Broader (hypernym)apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread, melancholy

3. gloom (state) an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

SamplesGloom pervaded the office.

Synonymsgloominess, glumness

Broader (hypernym)ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

Narrower (hyponym)bareness, bleakness, cloud, desolation, nakedness

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