glumly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.glumly - in a sullen manner; "he sat in his chair dourly"
Translations
مُتَجَهِّما
mrzutě
trist
dapurlega
somurtarak

glumly

[ˈglʌmlɪ] ADV [walk, shake one's head] → sombríamente; [answer] → tristemente, sombríamente; [look, inspect] → taciturnamente, tristemente

glumly

[ˈglʌmli] adv [say] → d'un air sombre

glumly

glum

(glam) adjective
gloomy and sad. a glum expression.
ˈglumly adverb
ˈglumness noun
References in classic literature ?
Kutuzov, his hands still pressed on the seat, glanced at him glumly.
In the presence of two women scrutinizing her as if they suspected her of being there with no good purpose, a male passenger admiring her a little further off, her maid reading Trefusis's newspapers just out of earshot, an uninterested country gentleman looking glumly out of window, a city man preoccupied with the "Economist," and a polite lady who refrained from staring but not from observing, she felt that she must not make a scene; yet she knew he had not come there to hold an ordinary conversation.
said Fred, rather glumly, as he left the table, and taking up a novel which he had brought down with him, threw himself into an arm-chair.
The striker was pictured glumly holding a pizza after the Jags' 2-1 Premiership defeat to Dundee at Firhill last weekend.
As expected, questions were readily raised on the relevance of the Pacquiao-Vargas bout, with Arum glumly but frankly admitting that Pacquiao has got to fight 'because he needs the money.
Little wonder Tory transport minister, Robert Goodwill, on returning from Denmark, glumly remarked Britain was two to three decades behind Europe in creating the kind of clean, safe and health-promoting city environments our near neighbours enjoy.
With Mourinho standing glumly on the touchline, Liverpool fans chanted: "You're getting sacked in the morning".
England could be forgiven for watching on glumly pondering what might have been this weekend, when Smith's well-drilled defensive charges set to work in their bid to shut out Michael Cheika's Wallabies.
Though the Little Mix singer left their [euro]3million home in Barnet, North London, looking glumly out of her car window, she was still wearing her engagement ring.
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Nigel Farage, as the catalyst, will probably sit glumly on the opposition benches, despised by all parties and finally realising that he has simply been used, should one suggest hoaxed, as a pawn.
As Labour ministers look on glumly from their plush offices, hard-working frontline NHS staff are left to prop up our national treasure and keep it afloat.