Definitions for glumglʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glum*glʌm(adj.)glum•mer, glum•mest.

  1. sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.

* 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.

Origin of glum:

1425–75; late ME; var. of gloom


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. glum(adjective)ʌm

    sad or depressed

    Why is he looking so glum?; a glum expression

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

Translations for glum

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


gloomy and sad

a glum expression.

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