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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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