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Gloominess   Listen

An atmosphere of depression and melancholy.  Synonyms: gloom, glumness.
A feeling of melancholy apprehension.  Synonyms: gloom, somberness, sombreness.
The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.  Synonyms: lugubriousness, sadness.

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"Gloominess" Quotes from Famous Books

... we should be reading," he continued, "for I would be reading last night, and the Lord would be speaking to me through the Word, and it was, 'Blow ye the trumpet in Zion.... Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; a day of darkness and gloominess and of thick darkness.' And it will be this land that it will be coming upon. For there will be the drink and the fighting, and there will be no minister, and no house of the Lord, for we will be in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds ...
— The Silver Maple • Marian Keith

... interpreted the words were of a grandiose gloominess, like a song of shades pursued in the night, across the sea. Daniel recalled the hour he had written this music; he recalled the expression on Gertrude's face the time he played it for her. Eleanore was there, too, wearing a white dress, with a myrtle wreath in her hair. The tones ...
— The Goose Man • Jacob Wassermann

Words linked to "Gloominess" :   gloomy, cloud, nakedness, ambiance, ambience, bareness, atmosphere, apprehension, bleakness, apprehensiveness, melancholy, desolation, uncheerfulness, gloom, dread

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