gloom - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the feeling of having no hope

    a time of high unemployment and economic gloom

    gloom over/about:

    There is general gloom about the future of the farming industry.

  2. 2
    darkness in which it is difficult to see clearly

    Harry peered into the gathering gloom.

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