What does glum mean?

Definitions for glumglʌm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glum.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glum(adj)

    moody and melancholic

  2. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(adj)

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glum(noun)


  2. Glum(adj)

    moody; silent; sullen

  3. Glum(verb)

    to look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum

  4. Origin: [See Gloom.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glum

    glum, adj. frowning: sullen: gloomy.—adv. Glum′ly.—n. Glum′ness.—adj. Glump′ish, glum.—n.pl. Glumps, the sulks.—adj. Glump′y, sulky. [M. E. glomben, glommen, to frown: prob. related to Sw. glomma, Low Ger. glummen.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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