Gloomy vs Crabbed - What's the difference?

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Gloomy is a related term of crabbed.


As adjectives the difference between gloomy and crabbed

is that gloomy is imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded while crabbed is bad-tempered or cantankerous.

As a verb crabbed is

(crab).

gloomy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
  • The cavern was gloomy .
  • Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
  • a gloomy temper or countenance

    Synonyms

    * See also

    crabbed

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
  • Cramped, bent.
  • * 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
  • A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
    Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
    As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
  • (of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  • Derived terms

    * crabbedly * crabbedness

    Verb

    (head)
  • (crab)