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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
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I have renamed Scully and Osam as Glum and Glummer.
With every day that passes, Glum and Glummer look more and more unhappy.
GLUMMER OF HOPE: Killie boss Jim Jefferies' mood changed later; SHOOTING AND SHOUTING: Gary Wales sees a goalbound shot blocked and Killie team-mate Steven Naismith argues with referee Kenny Clarke after fouling Graeme Smith
Proceedings for the visitors grew even glummer when Baros trudged off for more treatment and an early and unhappy end to his own afternoon.
IF Mark Wilson had to come up with a nickname for Manchester United's dynamic front-line double act it would probably be Glum and Glummer.
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Now Chelsea's board must prise away Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov, their second sulky strike target of the transfer window, to complete a potent Glum and Glummer attacking duo.
THOSE cheery Albert Square folk ditch wedding-day glamour for glummer - as they see Tanya Branning and toyboy Greg Jessop tie the knot.
AND GLUMMER Wayne Rooney and (right) Sir Alex Ferguson
But she looked glummer than ever en route to perform as the main act, along with Britain's Got Talent dance troupe Diversity.
He's been set up by wicked Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman, who's getting glummer by the year), so he can steal Ben's wife Lucy (Laura Michelle Kelly).
It's at around this time - when you're feeling overweight to the tune of half a turkey and three kilotons of Liquorice Allsorts - that the rest of your life tends to take a turn for the glummer and you realise that what was once the sunny side of the street is now the side where everybody walks their incontinent dogs.