An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dark)
a. sombrío (day or place)
We set out early on a gloomy morning in November.Nos pusimos en marcha temprano, una mañana sombría de noviembre.
b. lúgubre (place)
Our journey through the gloomy swamp seemed to have no end.Nuestro viaje a través del lúgubre pantano parecía no tener fin.
2. (pessimistic)
a. pesimista (person or predictions)
The economic outlook is gloomy.Las predicciones económicas son pesimistas.
b. negativo (person or predictions)
Everything always goes wrong for me! - Don't be so gloomy.¡Siempre me sale todo mal! - No seas tan negativo.
c. poco prometedor (predictions or prospects)
Prospects are gloomy, but we won't give up hope.Las expectativas son poco prometedoras, pero no perderemos la esperanza.
3. (depressing)
a. deprimente
I prefer romantic comedies. Dramas like this are so gloomy.Prefiero la comedias románticas. Estos dramas son tan deprimentes.
b. triste
Gloomy days like this really affect my mood.Días tristes como hoy me afectan el estado de ánimo.
c. lúgubre
The fate of the surviving soldiers seemed gloomy.El destino de los soldados supervivientes se presentaba lúgubre.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dark)
a. oscuro(a)
gloomy weathertiempo gris
2. (melancholy)
a. abatido(a), decaído(a)
gloomy thoughtspensamientos sombríos
3. (pessimistic)
a. pesimista
to paint a gloomy picture (of something)hacer un retrato sombrío (de algo), pintar (algo) muy negro
gloomy [ˈɡluːmɪ]
gloomier (comparative)gloomiest (superlative)
1 (dark) [+place] sombrío; lúgubre; [+day, weather] triste; sombrío
2 (sad) [+atmosphere] triste; lúgubre
it's a very gloomy scene here at Tory party HQ
he's a bit of a gloomy character es un tipo un poco sombrío
to feel gloomy (sad) estar bajo de moral; sentirse deprimido
poor lighting can make people feel gloomy I just felt rather gloomy. I don't know why
3 (pessimistic) [+person] pesimista; [+forecast, assessment] pesimista; nada prometedor
experts have made a gloomy assessment of the situation
to be gloomy about sth ser pesimista acerca de algo
no wonder shopkeepers are feeling gloomy no es de extrañar que los comerciantes se sientan pesimistas
this does not explain why people have felt gloomier than they did in the midst of the recession
things are looking gloomy for the England team la cosa no se presenta muy halagüeña para el equipo inglés
the outlook for next year is gloomy las perspectivas para el próximo año no son nada prometedoras
he paints a very gloomy picture pinta la cosa muy negra
he takes a gloomy view of everything tiene una visión muy negativa de todo
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