Polish English Dictionary

język polski - English

ponury in English:

1. cheerless

English word "ponury"(cheerless) occurs in sets:

Fiszki z książki - "Poems" (Sophia M. Almon)
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Fiszki z książki - "Over Here" (Edgar A. Guest)
Fiszki z książki - "Rockhaven" (Charles Munn)
Fiszki z książki - "Winter" (Dallas Lore Sharp)

2. gloomy

He looks gloomy.
He looked so gloomy after he lost his job that his brother paid for a holiday for him.
gloomy castle
It is such gloomy and dull days like today that make me really depressed
The vet is rather gloomy about my cat's chances of recovery.
It is not my intention to paint an entirely gloomy picture.
The cemetery is a gloomy place. Despite gloomy predictions, the stock market remains strong. It was another gray, gloomy day.
... actually don't buy this gloomy narrative, and I don't...
Kirby's quintessentially Japanese cuteness is almost incomprehensible to his American audience, who satirize him as a dark and gloomy character constantly, almost as a reflex.
I got gloomy and thought of giving up.
The sky is gloomy and gray - a typical rainy-season sky.
It’s such a gloomy day, it looks as if it’s going to rain any minute.
During her long illness, Mary felt gloomy about being confined to the house for so long.
​unhappy and without ​hope: a gloomy ​person/​expression The ​cemetery is a gloomy ​place.
It was as gloomy inside the mansion as the sunlight was dazzling outside.

English word "ponury"(gloomy) occurs in sets:

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3. drear

English word "ponury"(drear) occurs in sets:

Fiszki z książki - "Gossip" (Mona Gould)
Fiszki z książki - "Some Verses" (Helen Hay)
Fiszki z książki - "Poems" (Matthew Arnold)
Fiszki z książki - "Poems" (Robert Bridges)
Fiszki z książki - "Poems" (Matilda Betham)

4. dismal

dismal conditions/surroundings/weather
The prospects for Japan's future look dismal.
The house looked very dismal.
What dismal weather!
The outlook for the defense program is dismal.
She was sad and dismal.
The dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening
When it turned out I didn't pass the exam I felt dismal.
What dismal weather. That was a dismal performance.
The trip was a dismal failure.
Hospitals are drab, dismal places not designed to heal.
The acting was dismal, wasn't it? What dismal weather!
A public place so dismal that the winos don't even want to go there.
In India, however, the situation is dismal.
That doctrine will no doubt lead to dismal consequences.

English word "ponury"(dismal) occurs in sets:

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Fiszki z książki - "Up For Renewal" (Lucius Daniel)
Fiszki z książki - "Lost in Translation" (Larry M....
Fiszki z książki - "Going into Society" (Charles D...

5. sullen

he replied sullenly
sullen skies that matched our mood on the day of the funeral
His daughters stared back at him with an expression of sullen resentment.
My grandpa was bad-tempered but definitely not sullen

English word "ponury"(sullen) occurs in sets:

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Fiszki z książki - "The Amateurs" (Alan Cogan)
Fiszki z książki - "$1,000 A Plate" (Jack McKenty)
The War of Art - Resistance recruits allies
Fiszki z książki - "Bridge Crossing" (Dave Dryfoos)

6. glum

glum silence
He looked glum.
Don't be so glum about it. Life has its ups and downs.
Their glum expressions were an understandable human reaction
Daniel had every reason to be happy, but he still felt glum and couldn’t say why he felt that way.
This, Eli thought glumly, was a classic joke in the making.
He was glum about my refusal.
... feeling a little bit glum and you buy a...

English word "ponury"(glum) occurs in sets:

Fiszki z książki - "Chain Reaction" (Boyd Ellanby)
Fiszki z książki - "More Peers Verses" (Hilaire Be...
Fiszki z książki - "A Little Book of Bores" (Olive...
Fiszki z książki - "Frey and His Wife" (Maurice He...
Fiszki z książki - "Thrills of a Bell Boy" (Samuel...

7. bleak

a bleak outlook/prospect
They paint a bleak picture of future.
... picker is still rather bleak.
The strenous and bleak working conditions Dickens endured found their way onto the pages of Oliver Twist
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
the playground is a bleak, empty space
Your future see bleak
1. The bleak moors are scary at night. 2. His expression remained bleak.
a bleak January afternoon
When I did, he would be sitting in his chair looking out into the bleak garden.
The company still hopes to find a buyer, but the future looks bleak.
Sadly, the prospects for young people in Lithuania today are rather bleak.
Allen was typically bleak at its press conference
The future is looking bleak for small clubs struggling with debts.
I guess my view on friendship is pretty bleak because I've never really had to rely on anyone for anything.

English word "ponury"(bleak) occurs in sets:

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me before you

8. grim

What happened? Why are you so grim?
The outlook is grim.
It's a grim world.
Marcia looked grim when I told her the story.
- Is this your first time in the north, Your Grace? I'm sure it's very grim after King's Landing.
From the doctor's grim expression, it was clear he had somber news for the patient.
In this line of work, if you make a grim face the customers won't come.
grim economic news When he lost his job, his future looked grim.
Should you prevail he offers in a grim addendum.
A grim girl on the third floor.
a grim-looking block of flats
The expression on his face was one of grim determination.
That is a bit grim, isn't it?
By the grim look on my boss' face, I knew it was going to be bad news
undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw

English word "ponury"(grim) occurs in sets:

1PNJAczw_krystosiak homework
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9. miserable

She felt miserable.
1. She's miserable living on her own. 2. Miserable weather. / What a miserable existence! How could anyone live in such awful conditions? / 3. The book was a miserable failure.
but most mohandas's work was in Ollivant's court and he felt miserable and helpless
So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.
She was looking miserable sitting in the middle of this snowstorm, so I threw a small coin at her.
It's absolutely miserable outside; cold, wet rain is no good for drinking beer on the plaza with your friends.
Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of people have made their friends very miserable.
I had tried to avoid thinking that as much as possible but as soon as I faced it I started to feel miserable.
miserable ​weather; When I'm ​feeling miserable I go ​shopping and ​spoil myself - a ​couple of new ​dresses always make me ​feel ​better.
The definition of miserable is someone or something that is unhappy, suffering or in a condition of misery, or something that is bad or inferior.
Let's face it – travelling by car or by public transport can be really miserable!
You are miserable coz you don't have money but you have something you can't buy- a family. Appreciate this.
"I don't want to make him miserable, I want to put him on his guard!" retorted Mr. Weasley.

English word "ponury"(miserable) occurs in sets:

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10. sinister

She has dark, sinister eyes that make you nervous when she looks at you.
in a very sinister tone,
I was frightened by the sinister shadow outside.
Was it an accident or do you suspect something more sinister?
sinister, metallic taste
The man surrendered himself with a sinister smile to the policemen around him.
There was something sinister about him
What a sinister period of history I've seen.
a sinister figure dressed in black
Séances are sinister, don´t go there, please.
A sinister-looking man sat in the corner of the room. The ruined house had a sinister appearance.
sinister smile
Meanwhile, at an abandoned gold mine... a sinister figure lurks.

English word "ponury"(sinister) occurs in sets:

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11. sombre

sombre grey
dressed in sombre shades of grey and black
Colour schemes - are quite muted and sombre and became known as 'greenery yallery' - mustard, sage green, olive green, and brown.
The ​funeral was a sombre ​occasion.
somberness, sombreness
A sombre atmosphere, voice, face. The funeral was a sombre occasion. I left them in a sombre mood.
A sombre expression mood colour

English word "ponury"(sombre) occurs in sets:

outcomes unit 1-3
English Matters 68/2018
harry potter 2

12. dingy

He lives in a dingy room.
They took people one at a time into dingy little rooms.
The stores seemed old and dingy, their lights too dim and their ceilings too low.
That night I dreamed of a square, three-story, concrete building that was dark, dingy and dusty.
Our hotel was dingy.
Don't touch my dress with your dingy fingers!

English word "ponury"(dingy) occurs in sets:

słówka unit 2
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13. sulky

a sulky child
You might be sulky if your brother gets to travel to England and you don't, or if your coworker gets a promotion instead of you.
disappointment was making her sulky / she had a sultry, sulky mouth
Then he turned sulky and looked down at his feet.