glum


glum
glum [glʌm] adj comparative glummer superlative glummest
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: glum 'to look annoyed or bored' (15-19 centuries), from gloom]
if someone is glum, they feel unhappy and do not talk a lot
= ↑gloomy
Anna looked glum .
After dinner, Kate lapsed into a glum silence .
>glumly adv
She stared glumly at her plate.
>glumness n [U]

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  • glum´ly — glum «gluhm», adjective, glum|mer, glum|mest. gloomy; dismal; sullen: »a glum look. Why should folk be glum…When Nature herself is glad? (John Greenleaf Whittier) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glum — Glum, v. i. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum. [Obs.] Hawes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glum — glum·ly; glum·ness; glum; …   English syllables

  • Glum — (gl[u^]m), n. [See {Gloom}.] Sullenness. [Obs.] Skelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glum — Glum, a. Moody; silent; sullen. [1913 Webster] I frighten people by my glun face. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glum — [ glʌm ] adjective looking sad, as if you expect something bad to happen ╾ glum|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glum — ► ADJECTIVE (glummer, glummest) ▪ dejected; morose. DERIVATIVES glumly adverb. ORIGIN related to dialect glum to frown , variant of GLOOM(Cf. ↑gloom) …   English terms dictionary

  • glum — [glum] adj. glummer, glummest [prob. < ME glomen, var. of gloum(b)en: see GLOOM] feeling or looking gloomy, sullen, or morose glumly adv. glumness n …   English World dictionary

  • Glum — Glum, altnordischer Skalde, geb. 926, besuchte Norwegen, ohne an Höfen zu singen; er erlegte viele Feinde u. war sehr gewandt in der Führung von Processen; er st. 1003. Seine Gesänge waren im Alterthum berühmt u. wurden oft von Anderen gesungen.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • glum — index disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary