glumness


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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:
Noun1.glumness - an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office"
ambiance, ambience, atmosphere - a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"
cloud - a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
bareness, bleakness, desolation, nakedness - a bleak and desolate atmosphere; "the nakedness of the landscape"
2.glumness - a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
moodiness - a sullen gloomy feeling

glumness

noun
Translations
تَجَهُّم
nevrlost
nedtrykthedtristhed
komorság
dapurleiki
somurtkanlık

glumness

glum

(glam) adjective
gloomy and sad. a glum expression.
ˈglumly adverb
ˈglumness noun
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My brother and I were too young to understand the glumness of it all, but old enough to know our father was sick.
That is why Mourinho paid tribute to his team's "incredible spirit" but as he listed his injury issues and ruminated on Fellaini's impending absence, he oozed glumness.
Surely these are two places in desperate need of cosy comfort and candlelit social cohesion, what with the terrors of Trump and the glumness of post-Brexit, Marmite-starved Britain.
I'm twenty-six years older than she is," she whispered without glumness.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen spooked the markets by mentioning interest rate hikes before year's end, and radio succumbed to the glumness.
The infectious scenes of jubilation witnessed in Athens and elsewhere once the results became clear make for a pleasant change from the austerity-induced glumness of recent years.
As they prepared at Cardiff City Stadium yesterday, the only hint of a complaint was from Jonny Williams after an ankle injury sustained against Bosnia saw his effervescent smile replaced with a glumness that he could not be involved in this game, which could maintain Wales' best start to a qualifying campaign in more than a decade.
Viewed as an in teri m report on the prospect of American civilization, the photograph suggests that somewhere on his own travels from Hungary, Korab traded glumness and Sachlichkeit (objectivity) for a more cheerful (or at least open-minded) relation to his new home.
A small survey of human resource (HR) executives also prepared for GLOBE suggested even greater glumness among practitioners (Ghemawat 2008).
The company has started adopting user-friendly schemes after many years of glumness related to its low-priced strategies.
Anyway, glumness aside, the dress - which style pundits have attributed to Swiss label Akris - is underwhelming for such a huge red carpet occasion.
The text refers to his glumness and it is tempting to translate that as depression.