: broodingly morose <became glum when they heard the news>
— glum·ly adverb
— glum·ness noun
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
First Known Use: 1547
Related to GLUM
- black, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, gloomy, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched
- bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny
See Synonym Discussion at sullen
Rhymes with GLUM
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