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See also: Glum and glüm



Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Middle Low German glum (glum), related to German dialectal glumm (gloomy, troubled, turbid). More at gloomy.


glum (comparative glummer, superlative glummest)

  1. despondent; moody; sullen
    • (Can we date this quote by Thackeray and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I frighten people by my glum face.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English glomen, glommen, glomben, gloumben (to frown, look sullen), from *glom (gloom). More at gloom.


glum (third-person singular simple present glums, present participle glumming, simple past and past participle glummed)

  1. (obsolete) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hawes to this entry?)


glum (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) sullenness
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Skelton to this entry?)