glooming vs gloomy what difference

what is difference between glooming and gloomy

English

Etymology 1

Verb

glooming

  1. present participle of gloom
    • 1932, D. H. Lawrence, The Lovely Lady
      Ciss was a big, dark-complexioned, pug-faced young woman who seemed to be glooming about something.

Etymology 2

Compare gloaming.

Noun

glooming (plural gloomings)

  1. Twilight of morning or evening; the gloaming.
    • 1835, Richard Chenevix Trench, To my God-Child, on the Day of his Baptism
      When the faint glooming in the sky / First lightened into day
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Gardener’s Daughter; or, The Pictures
      the balmy glooming, crescent-lit
  2. Gloomy behaviour; melancholy.

Synonyms

  • (twilight): crepuscule, twilight, vespers; see also Thesaurus:twilight
  • (gloomy behaviour): misery, sadness, sorrow, woe


English

Etymology

From gloom +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡluːmi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡlumi/
  • Rhymes: -uːmi

Adjective

gloomy (comparative gloomier, superlative gloomiest)

  1. Not very illuminated; dim because of darkness, especially when appearing depressing or frightening.
    Synonyms: dusky, dim, clouded; see also Thesaurus:dark
  2. Suffering from gloom; melancholy; dejected.
    Synonyms: bleak, dreary, miserable; see also Thesaurus:cheerless

Derived terms

  • (the) gloomies

Translations

Further reading

  • gloomy (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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