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glum

glum

adjective, glum·mer, glum·mest.

  1. sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.

adjective glummer or glummest

  1. silent or sullen, as from gloom
adj.

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.

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