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glum

 (glŭm)
adj. glum·mer, glum·mest
1. Moody and melancholy; dejected.
2. Gloomy; dismal.
n.
1. The quality or state of being moody, melancholy, and gloomy or an instance of it: "He was a charming mixture of glum and glee" (Lillian Hellman).
2. glums Chiefly British The blues. Often used with the: "Most other publications have got the glums" (Tina Brown).

[Probably akin to Middle English gloumen, to become dark; see gloom.]

glum′ly adv.
glum′ness n.

glum

(ɡlʌm)
adj, glummer or glummest
silent or sullen, as from gloom
[C16: variant of gloom]
ˈglumly adv
ˈglumness n

glum

(glʌm)

adj. glum•mer, glum•mest.
sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.
[1425–75; late Middle English; variant of gloom]
glum′ly, adv.
glum′ness, n.
syn: glum, morose, sullen describe a gloomy, unsociable attitude. glum suggests a depressed, spiritless disposition or manner, usu. temporary: The runner had a glum expression after losing the race. morose, which adds a sense of bitterness and peevishness, implies a habitual and pervasive gloominess: His chronic illness put him in a morose mood. sullen usu. implies a reluctance or refusal to speak, accompanied by a glowering look expressing anger or a sense of injury: The child had a sullen look after being scolded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glum - moody and melancholic
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
2.glum - showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

glum

adjective gloomy, miserable, dismal, down, low, melancholy, dejected, downcast, morose, doleful, downhearted, down in the dumps (informal), down in the mouth, in low spirits What are you both looking so glum about?
cheerful, jolly, merry, upbeat (informal), cheery, joyful, chirpy (informal)

glum

adjective
1. Broodingly and sullenly unhappy:
Translations
عابِس، مُتَجَهِّم
mrzutý
trist
dapurlegur
paniuręs
drūmssaīdzis

glum

[glʌm] ADJ (glummer (compar) (glummest (superl))) [person] → melancólico; [mood, expression] → triste; [tone] → melancólico, sombrío

glum

[ˈglʌm] adj
[person] → sombre, morose
to look glum → avoir l'air morose
[face] → sombre

glum

adj (+er)niedergeschlagen, bedrückt; atmospheregedrückt; thoughtsschwarz; to feel/look glumbedrückt sein/aussehen

glum

[glʌm] adj (-mer (comp) (-mest (superl))) (person) → abbattuto/a; (mood) → nero/a; (expression) → cupo/a
to feel glum → sentirsi giù

glum

(glam) adjective
gloomy and sad. a glum expression.
ˈglumly adverb
ˈglumness noun
References in classic literature ?
Aunt Dinah's glum, because she can't go to the ball," said Rosa.
So we loafed along home down the back lanes, feeling pretty glum and not talking.
This ain't no time of year to start farmin'," he added, glum and sullen.
Truly," said the Friar in a glum voice, "thou dost ask thyself freely where thou art not bidden.
He was too filial to be disrespectful to his father, and he bore the thunder with the certainty that it was transient; but in the mean time it was disagreeable to see his mother cry, and also to be obliged to look sulky instead of having fun; for Fred was so good-tempered that if he looked glum under scolding, it was chiefly for propriety's sake.
Too sour on the human world, and too glum in his own soured nature, he was anything save his old courtly self to chance humans who broke in upon him to pat his head, and say silly things, and go their way never to be seen by him again.
With old Deluse at the 'Isle of Pines,'" {1} was the laughing reply; "and a glum enough time I had of it.
Wish they had, and not gone stalking round stiff and glum ever since.
The peasant in the sheepskins, who had sat glum and silent all evening, had been so heated by his flagon of ale that he was talking loudly and angrily with clenched hands and flashing eyes.
We meant it in kindness - we couldn't bear to see the poor fellow so miserable:- and besides, he was such a damper upon us, sitting there silent and glum, when he was under the threefold influence - of the loss of his sweetheart, the loss of his fortune, and the reaction of the lost night's debauch; whereas, when he had something in him, if he was not merry himself, he was an unfailing source of merriment to us.
And oh, my dear, the great hall I am sure is as big and as glum as the great hall in the dear castle of Udolpho.
So we went on for a few of those dark days, Raffles very glum and grim, till one fine morning the Yeomanry idea put new heart into us all.