glum

  • 1 glum´ly — glum «gluhm», adjective, glum|mer, glum|mest. gloomy; dismal; sullen: »a glum look. Why should folk be glum…When Nature herself is glad? (John Greenleaf Whittier) …

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  • 2 glum — [glʌm] adj comparative glummer superlative glummest [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: glum to look annoyed or bored (15 19 centuries), from gloom] if someone is glum, they feel unhappy and do not talk a lot = ↑gloomy ▪ Anna looked glum . ▪ After dinner,… …

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  • 3 Glum — Glum, v. i. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum. [Obs.] Hawes. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 glum — glum·ly; glum·ness; glum; …

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  • 5 Glum — (gl[u^]m), n. [See {Gloom}.] Sullenness. [Obs.] Skelton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Glum — Glum, a. Moody; silent; sullen. [1913 Webster] I frighten people by my glun face. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 glum — [ glʌm ] adjective looking sad, as if you expect something bad to happen ╾ glum|ly adverb …

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  • 8 glum — ► ADJECTIVE (glummer, glummest) ▪ dejected; morose. DERIVATIVES glumly adverb. ORIGIN related to dialect glum to frown , variant of GLOOM(Cf. ↑gloom) …

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  • 9 glum — [glum] adj. glummer, glummest [prob. < ME glomen, var. of gloum(b)en: see GLOOM] feeling or looking gloomy, sullen, or morose glumly adv. glumness n …

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  • 10 Glum — Glum, altnordischer Skalde, geb. 926, besuchte Norwegen, ohne an Höfen zu singen; er erlegte viele Feinde u. war sehr gewandt in der Führung von Processen; er st. 1003. Seine Gesänge waren im Alterthum berühmt u. wurden oft von Anderen gesungen.… …

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  • 11 glum — index disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 glum — 1540s, sullen, frowning, from M.E. gloumen (v.) become dark (c.1300), later gloumben look gloomy or sullen (late 14c.); see GLOOM (Cf. gloom). Related: Glumly; glumness …

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  • 13 glum — gloomy, morose, *sullen, saturnine, dour, surly, sulky, crabbed Analogous words: *silent, taciturn, close lipped, tight lipped: depressed, weighed down, oppressed (see DEPRESS): scowling, frowning, lowering, glowering, glooming (see FROWN vb)… …

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  • 14 glum — [adj] sullen blue, bummed out, dejected, depressed, dismal, dispirited, down, gloomy, low, melancholy, morose, sad, sulky; concept 403 …

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  • 15 glum — [[t]glʌm[/t]] adj. glum•mer, glum•mest sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME; var. of gloom glum′ly, adv. glum′ness, n. syn: glum, morose, sullen describe a gloomy, unsociable attitude. glum suggests a depressed,… …

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  • 16 glum — glumly, adv. glumness, n. /glum/, adj., glummer, glummest. sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected. [1425 75; late ME; var. of GLOOM] Syn. moody, sulky; despondent, melancholy. GLUM, MOROSE, SULLEN, DOUR, SURLY all are adjectives describing a… …

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  • 17 glum — adjective Gary sure looks glum today Syn: gloomy, downcast, downhearted, dejected, despondent, crestfallen, disheartened; depressed, desolate, unhappy, doleful, melancholy, miserable, woebegone, mournful, forlorn, in the doldrums, morose; i …

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  • 18 glum — adjective (glummer; glummest) Etymology: akin to Middle English gloumen to gloom Date: 1547 1. broodingly morose < became glum when they heard the news > 2. dreary, gloomy < a glum countenance > Synonyms: see sullen • …

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  • 19 glum — adj. glum about * * * [glʌm] glum about …

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  • 20 glum — [[t]glʌ̱m[/t]] glummer, glummest ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is glum is sad and quiet because they are disappointed or unhappy about something. She was very glum and was obviously missing her children. Syn: forlorn Derived words:… …

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