Pronunciation: (glOO'mē), [key]
—adj., gloom•i•er, gloom•i•est.
1. dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies.
2. causing gloom; dismal or depressing: a gloomy prospect.
3. filled with or showing gloom; sad, dejected, or melancholy.
4. hopeless or despairing; pessimistic: a gloomy view of the future.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.