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mimi2

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vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Is "gloomy" used correctly in this context?
"An introverted person is inclined to be gloomy."
Thanks.
 
  • Roddyboy55

    Senior Member
    England, English UK
    Yes it is possible, but not necessarily correct!

    Not ALL introverted people are depressed or even gloomy, perhaps a majority of them are but some may be very happy to quietly or be alone -it is sometimes tempting even to me!

    best wishes
    Rod
     

    AngelEyes

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Hi,
    "gloomy" is used correctly in this context?
    "An introverted person is inclined to be gloomy."
    Thanks.

    If you're asking if it's technically correct, I'd say yes.

    If you're asking if it's true, I'd say not necessarily. The sentence describes an opinion that's called a "generalization" in AE.

    It might also be called an "exaggeration."


    AngelEyes
     

    maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    Hi,
    Is "gloomy" used correctly in this context?
    "An introverted person is inclined to be gloomy."
    Thanks.
    Yes.

    best wishes
    Rod
    Hi, Roddyboy.
    Is "depressed" possible?
    Thanks.
    Saying that "An X is inclined to be Y" gives one the impression that most Xs are Y. This may not be the case.
    I'd prefer to see it phrased differently.....
    Introverted persons are somewhat more inclined to be (gloomy/depressed) than extrovert people.
     
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