adjective grum·ly \ˈgrəmli\

Definition of grumly


now chiefly Scottish

  1. :  turbid and troubled cold and watery grew the wind and grumly grew the sea — Sir Patrick Spens

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Origin and Etymology of grumly

probably from obsolete English grummel sediment, dregs (probably of Scandinavian origin) + English -y; akin to Swedish grummel sediment, dregs

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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