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The definition of gloomy is dark, depressing or dim.
Suffering from or exhibiting overwhelming sorrow, grief, or disappointment.
Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
The definition of gay is someone or something bright or happy.
Of or relating to melancholia.
(Not comparable, textiles) Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed.
Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
The definition of miserable is someone or something that is unhappy, suffering or in a condition of misery, or something that is bad or inferior.
Of or expressing mourning
Having slender drooping branches.
In low spirits; sad; depressed
Feeling or looking gloomy, sullen, or morose
Allowing no hope; causing despair
Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad.
Anxious is defined as someone who feels uneasy or excessively nervous. Grieved and disappointed, especially with the loss or repudiation of a romantic relationship.
Without joy; sullen, gloomy, dreary, etc.
Emotionally or mentally disturbed Filled with or deeply affected by woe.
Showing or resulting from anguish
The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
In low spirits; discouraged; dejected
The definition of moody is someone who experiences wild shifts in emotions, often from happy to sad or nice to mean quickly or without reason.
Characterized by foreboding
Showing the effects of worry, anxiety, or burdensome responsibility:
In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
Sick at heart; extremely unhappy or despondent
Appropriate to the acting of tragedy
Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless:
The definition of mournful is feeling or expressing sorrow, grief or depression.
That touches the feelings; arousing tender emotion; affecting
Grieving over the death of a relative or friend
The definition of lachrymose is someone who cries easily or something that causes sadness.
The definition of dolorous is a person who is very sad.
Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion:
down at (or in) the mouth
Causing especially emotional depression.
Having bad luck; unlucky.
The definition of bad is something that is wrong in some way, something that is not working properly, or has negative qualities.
Of or like the color of bile
Showing or expressing vague yearnings; longing pensively
The definition of disconsolate is someone who cannot be comforted, or is a place or thing that offers no comforts.
The definition of rueful is expressing sorrow or regret.
Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
Appropriate for or suggestive of a funeral; mournful:
Causing much grief or mental anguish
The definition of dire is something so bad or scary that it causes distress or terror. That causes physical or mental pain
Able or quick to apprehend or understand
Of or having to do with a changing of residence
Not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary
Inspiring or deserving pity.
Lacking excellence or worth; below average, inferior, bad, etc. or paltry, mean, insignificant, etc.
Arousing or deserving pity or compassion
The definition of hapless is an unlucky person.
Not glaring in color; soft and light in tone.
(Law, of an action) Commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, without due cause.
A depressing or being depressed The state or condition of being gloomy.
Sentimental pessimism or melancholy over the state of the world
The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
Having a peevish disposition; surly.
(Printing, dated) With some letters or sorts of type deficient or exhausted in the case or font.
The definition of glad is feeling pleased, happy, satisfied or grateful.
The definition of mischievous is someone or something that causes harm or likes to play and annoy with tricks.
Of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality
Harmful or threatening harm or evil; ominous; deadly Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
Affected or marked by low spirits; dejected.
Dejected, disheartened, or humbled
Stricken with grief; keenly distressed; sorrowful
Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
The definition of cheerful is a person or thing that brings joy, humor or good spirits.
Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average:
Superior in quality or character; noble:
The definition of fortunate is someone or something that is lucky or favorable, or someone who is materially well-off. Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
The definition of joyful is expressing delight or happiness.
Characterized by or causing trouble or anxiety.
Extreme, persistent sadness or hopelessness; depression. No longer in clinical use.
Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
Of, like, or fit for an elegy
The definition of naughty is someone or something badly behaved, wicked or not in keeping with moral and social standards. (Idiomatic) Emotionally upset; mentally distressed. Pertaining to dysphoria, or of being in a state of dysphoria
Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable.
Eliciting or deserving regret:
Not bright, garish, or flashy; quiet; plain
Suggestive of the grave; funereal.
That cannot be consoled; disconsolate; brokenhearted Synonym Study
implies a mournful, often lugubrious, sadness the doleful look on a lost child's face
suggests a mood of brooding despondency, as because of fatigue or a sense of futility the novel left him feeling depressed
implies discouragement or a sinking of spirits, as because of frustration
suggests a more or less chronic mournfulness or gloominess, or, often, merely a wistful pensiveness melancholy thoughts about the future
implies a sadness caused by some specific loss, disappointment, etc. her death left him sorrowful
is the simple, general term, ranging in implication from a mild, momentary unhappiness to a feeling of intense grief
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