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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A couple of days of "taps aff" heat, park bins full of empty beer cans and people moaning about the heat before the rain reappears and reaffirms our glumness. Thank your god for the rain eh?
It's not clear that work so powerful and so monomaniacal is best seen collected, as it is here--the cumulative glumness of sitters and setting makes it seem, for all its restless exploration, repetitive and claustrophobic.
A luster of morning light peeking from the sides of my room's curtain revealed a bright, sunny weather, a stark contrast from yesterday's glumness.
If one applies this statement to the Plays of Edward Albee it makes clear that language plays its role quite effectively and provides reader a certain insight which helps him to understand the alienation, despair, dejection and glumness of modern man in a modern world.
We in Denver have just suffered through a 20-week journey through football hell, a joyless, lousy, moribund tour of gridiron glumness. It wasn't just that we couldn't beat the Dolphins, Vince.
My brother and I were too young to understand the glumness of it all, but old enough to know our father was sick.
So, that's new, and a nice feature." Will glumness descend again?
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. "You have to look ahead.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen spooked the markets by mentioning interest rate hikes before year's end, and radio succumbed to the glumness. But the television stocks we follow were able to buck the trend.
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.