- sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.
Origin of glum
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Related Words for glumnessdoldrums, despondency, distress, dejection, chagrin, desolation, bitterness, despair, dolor, blues, despondence, anguish, discouragement, depression, catatonia
Examples from the Web for glumness
Historical Examples of glumness
It was a random shot, but it told against Bernique's glumness.Sally of Missouri
R. E. Young
The glumness had gone from his face, and when he saw me he signed for me to stoop down.Mud and Khaki
Her own nickering complaints of Norah's "glumness" sank into dumb anxiety.Life at High Tide
Yates, in sorrowful tones said that her glumness was caused by her thoughts.Mrs. Thompson
William Babington Maxwell
The foreman Peter Anson fidgeted irritably, and settled into a glumness.The Trial of Callista Blake
- silent or sullen, as from gloom
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.