1. an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

gloom pervaded the office

Syn: ↑gloom, ↑gloominess
Hypernyms: ↑atmosphere, ↑ambiance, ↑ambience
Hyponyms: ↑cloud, ↑bleakness, ↑desolation, ↑bareness, ↑nakedness
2. a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
Syn: ↑moroseness, ↑sullenness
Derivationally related forms: ↑sullen (for: ↑sullenness), ↑glum, ↑morose (for: ↑moroseness)
Hypernyms: ↑moodiness

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