Gloomy and Melancholy


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Gloomy adjective – Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer.
Usage example: the cold rain made for a gloomy day

Melancholy is a synonym for gloomy in property topic. In some cases you can use "Melancholy" instead the word "Gloomy" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like depressed, blue, miserable, despondent. popular alternative
Nearby Words: gloom, gloominess, gloomily, gloomed, glooming
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Melancholy adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: she was a bit melancholy after her youngest child left for college

Gloomy is a synonym for melancholy in depressed topic. You can use "Gloomy" instead an adjective "Melancholy", if it concerns topics such as sad, property, barren, happy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
Synonyms for Melancholy

Things that words describes

person gloomy person melancholy person
girl gloomy girl melancholy girl
outlook gloomy outlook melancholy outlook
mood gloomy mood melancholy mood
Other nouns: man, guy, state, sound, nature, land, place, tone, atmosphere, theme, music, song, demeanor, tune, elements, lighting, lyrics, songs.

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