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GLUM (glummer, glummest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glum mean? 

GLUM (adjective)
  The adjective GLUM has 2 senses:

1. reflecting gloom
2. showing a brooding ill humor

  Familiarity information: GLUM used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GLUM (adjective)

Sense 1glum [BACK TO TOP]


Reflecting gloom


glum; long-faced; gloomy

Context example:

gloomy faces


dejected (affected or marked by low spirits)

Sense 2glum [BACK TO TOP]


Showing a brooding ill humor


morose; moody; sullen; glowering; saturnine; glum; dour; sour; dark

Context examples:

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 / a sour temper / a sullen crowd


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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