adjective, glum·mer, glum·mest.
Origin of glum
Examples from the Web for glum
So why are economic forecasters so glum about the fourth quarter?
Hillsborough County goes blue and Romney supporters get glum.
As for the stock market, the heightened loss estimates made for a glum start to the trading day.JP Morgan Losses, Barclays’s Bad Bet: It’s a Bad Day for Banks|Alex Klein|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The losers may be tempted to embrace the glum platitude that “elections have consequences.”
People are in such a glum frame of mind they are looking for confidence, audacity, practicality, and FUN.
I have occasionally come upon Narcissus about the twenty-fifth, I suppose, and wondered at my glum reception.The Book-Bills of Narcissus|Le Gallienne, Richard
Then each began to scold the other, and Thiostolf said at last that Glum had no strength save to tumble about in Hallgerda's arms.The story of Burnt Njal|Anonymous
Glum is constant and trustworthy whenever he is appealed to for help.Epic and Romance|W. P. Ker
Sometimes, when we wanted to please him, we said he looked as glum as a mute at a funeral.My Lady Nicotine|J. M. Barrie
Dad didn't smile, he very seldom did that, but I always thought he never looked so glum at Starlight as he did at most people.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
adjective glummer or glummest
Word Origin for glum
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.