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Gloom vs. Sullen

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Gloomnoun

Darkness, dimness or obscurity.

‘the gloom of a forest, or of midnight’;

Sullenadjective

Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.

Gloomnoun

A melancholic, depressing or despondent atmosphere.

Sullenadjective

Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.

Gloomnoun

Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.

Sullenadjective

Sluggish; slow.

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Gloomnoun

A drying oven used in gunpowder manufacture.

Sullenadjective

(obsolete) Lonely; solitary; desolate.

Gloomverb

(intransitive) To be dark or gloomy.

Sullenadjective

(obsolete) Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.

Gloomverb

(intransitive) To look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.

Sullenadjective

(obsolete) Obstinate; intractable.

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Gloomverb

(transitive) To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.

Sullennoun

(obsolete) One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.

Gloomverb

(transitive) To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.

Sullennoun

(in the plural) Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness.

‘to have the sullens’;

Gloomverb

To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

Sullenadjective

Lonely; solitary; desolate.

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Gloomnoun

Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.

Sullenadjective

Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.

‘Solemn hymns so sullen dirges change.’;

Gloomnoun

A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.

‘Before a gloom of stubborn-shafted oaks.’;

Sullenadjective

Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.

‘Such sullen planets at my birth did shine.’;

Gloomnoun

Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.

‘A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by fits.’;

Sullenadjective

Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.

‘And sullen I forsook the imperfect feast.’;

Gloomnoun

In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.

Sullenadjective

Obstinate; intractable.

‘Things are as sullen as we are.’;

Gloomverb

To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

Sullenadjective

Heavy; dull; sluggish.

‘No cheerful breeze this sullen region knows;The dreaded east is all the wind that blows.’;

Gloomverb

To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.

‘The black gibbet glooms beside the way.’; ‘[This weary day] . . . at last I see it gloom.’;

Sullennoun

One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.

Gloomverb

To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.

‘A bow window . . . gloomed with limes.’; ‘A black yew gloomed the stagnant air.’;

Sullennoun

Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens.

Gloomverb

To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.

‘Such a mood as that which lately gloomedYour fancy.’; ‘What sorrows gloomed that parting day.’;

Sullenverb

To make sullen or sluggish.

‘Sullens the whole body with . . . laziness.’;

Gloomnoun

a state of partial or total darkness;

‘he struck a match to dispell the gloom’;

Sullenadjective

showing a brooding ill humor;

‘a dark scowl’; ‘the proverbially dour New England Puritan’; ‘a glum, hopeless shrug’; ‘he sat in moody silence’; ‘a morose and unsociable manner’; ‘a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius’; ‘a sour temper’; ‘a sullen crowd’;

Gloomnoun

a feeling of melancholy apprehension

Sullenadjective

darkened by clouds;

‘a heavy sky’;

Gloomnoun

an atmosphere of depression and melancholy;

‘gloom pervaded the office’;

Sullenadjective

bad-tempered and sulky

‘a sullen pout’;

Gloom

Gloom is a low level of light which is so dim that there are physiological and psychological effects. Human vision at this level becomes monochrome and has lessened clarity.

Sullenadjective

(of the sky) full of dark clouds

‘a sullen sunless sky’;

Sullennoun

a sulky or depressed mood.

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