Simple Definition of glum
: sad or depressed
Examples of glum
There's no need to look so glum—things will get better soon.
There was a glum silence in the room.
Origin of glum
akin to Middle English gloumen to gloom
First Known Use: 1547
Synonym Discussion of glum
GLUM Defined for Kids
Definition of glum
: gloomy and sad <a glum expression> <"You probably don't ever get in trouble anyway," said Bean, feeling glum. "I'm always in trouble." — Annie Barrows, Ivy & Bean>
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