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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ana Navarro:

    I'm pretty damn glum tonight, (Bush has) gotta take the next 10 days...to really figure out how to dominate in the debates.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    They're so glum, they're really so frustrated ... Everybody here's got a list of things we've got to tackle. But maybe what makes us a little different as Democrats is we try to base our analysis on facts.

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