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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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