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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Angel Nay, look not so glum!
▪ Is that why they're so glum?
▪ On the day of the funeral, the mood in the house was glum.
▪ Ball maintains the prerequisite glum visage, but he's clearly happy standing behind his bank of electronic equipment.
▪ Indeed, he had seemed quite glum.
▪ The glum symptoms range from junk-bond distress to the destruction of wealth caused by falling property values and the thrifts debacle.
▪ We turned our faces glum to reaffirm the forced nature of this trip.
▪ When Fabia went to bed that night she felt as glum as she had when she had got up.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glum \Glum\ (gl[u^]m), n. [See Gloom.] Sullenness. [Obs.]


Glum \Glum\, a. Moody; silent; sullen.

I frighten people by my glun face.


Glum \Glum\, v. i. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1540s, "sullen, frowning," from Middle English gloumen (v.) "become dark" (c.1300), later gloumben "look gloomy or sullen" (late 14c.); see gloom. Related: Glumly; glumness.


Etymology 1 n. (context obsolete English) sullenness vb. (context obsolete English) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum. Etymology 2

  1. despondent; moody; sullen

  1. adj. reflecting gloom; "gloomy faces" [syn: gloomy, long-faced]

  2. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" [syn: dark, dour, glowering, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen]

  3. [also: glummest, glummer]

Usage examples of "glum".

WHEN the dinner hour came, the descendants of the Beld family formed a glum group.

Yossarian argued in a vain effort to cheer up the glum, barrel-chested Indian, whose well-knit sorrel-red face had degenerated rapidly into a dilapidated, calcareous gray.

Inside, Judy Cuttle had done what she could to turn a mobile home into an Edwardian farmhouse, complete with antimacassars and rusty photos in bamboo frames of geezers in waistcoats and glum women in cameoes.

His expression was a glum one, and the first thing he did was shoulder Dingbat aside in order to reach the bottle.

The servant who had been waiting for me for two hours, and was looking rather glum, relaxed when she saw the colour of a crown which I gave her by way of atonement.

Teamed with Lightening, she was turning in her finest performances over the thirty-mile course, but she was at the same time glum before and after practice.

Lorrimores, a glum quartet stepping on to their private railed platform entrance at the very rear of everything, being the only sad note.

Dogon Doko-Sa, who had left his troops long enough to attend to the diplomatic aspect of his job, Sea Sor, the Prithian ambassador, and Regar Batth, who represented the Ramanthians and appeared especially glum.

English, so Beth was looking very glum indeed as she and Twindle took their leave.

The housecarl had a tray heavily laden with small loaves of bread and a huge wedge of blue-veined cheese balanced on one hand, a bottle of wine and two glasses in the other, and a glum expression on his face.

When Maron turned back to him, she saw that he was staring into space, an expression of glum misery on his face.

Hyry glanced sideways ajt Thrid, whose glum expression confirmed that his approval was indeed muted.

The room smelled of years and years of unmoneyed guests, plowing through glum weather in cheap raincoats, coming and going in a long damp procession.

Two days ago she had awoken with the glum realization that this was the last full day she would spend in her childhood home.

The wicked glee of the Hags could scarcely be contained, and the audience was glum indeed.