overcast

Definition

A situation that is darkened or overshadowed by some kind of gloomy or oppressive feeling

Examples

The sky was overcast and the day felt ominous.

The mood in the room was overcast with sadness.

Origin

The origin of this idiom is uncertain, but it likely comes from the meteorological term for clouds that cover the entire sky, blocking the sunlight.

FAQs

Question

What does ‘overcast’ mean?

Answer

It means a situation that is darkened or overshadowed by some kind of gloomy or oppressive feeling.

Question

Where does this idiom come from?

Answer

It likely comes from the meteorological term for clouds that cover the entire sky, blocking the sunlight.