adjective \ˈgləm\

: sad or depressed


Full Definition of GLUM

:  broodingly morose <became glum when they heard the news>
:  dreary, gloomy <a glum countenance>
glum·ly adverb
glum·ness noun

Examples of GLUM

  1. There's no need to look so glum—things will get better soon.
  2. There was a glum silence in the room.

Origin of GLUM

akin to Middle English gloumen to gloom
First Known Use: 1547


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