glum

[gluhm]
adjective, glummer, glummest.
sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; variant of gloom

glumly, adverb
glumness, noun


moody, sulky; despondent, melancholy. Glum, morose, sullen, dour, surly all are adjectives describing a gloomy, unsociable attitude. Glum describes a depressed, spiritless condition or manner, usually temporary rather than habitual: a glum shrug of the shoulders; a glum, hopeless look in his eye. Morose which adds to glum a sense of bitterness, implies a habitual and pervasive gloominess: a sour, morose manner; morose withdrawal from human contact. Sullen usually implies reluctance or refusal to speak accompanied by glowering looks expressing anger or a sense of injury: a sullen manner, silence, look. Dour refers to a stern and forbidding aspect, stony and unresponsive: dour rejection of friendly overtures. Surly implies gruffness of speech and manner, usually accompanied by an air of injury and ill temper: a surly reply.
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glum (ɡlʌm)
 
adj , glummer, glummest
silent or sullen, as from gloom
 
[C16: variant of gloom]
 
'glumly
 
adv
 
'glumness
 
n

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glum
1540s, from M.E. gloumen (v.) "become dark" (c.1300), later gloumben "look gloomy or sullen" (late 14c.); see gloom.
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Example sentences
State officials glumly noted that the disease could be found across the state.
Practically nobody, he adds glumly, can get such cover.
Now he glumly faces the prospect of another six weeks here.
He is no longer interested in politics, he says glumly.
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