from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moody and melancholy; dejected.
- adj. Gloomy; dismal.
- n. The quality or state of being moody, melancholy, and gloomy or an instance of it: "He was a charming mixture of glum and glee” ( Lillian Hellman).
- n. Chiefly British The blues. Often used with the: "Most other publications have got the glums” ( Tina Brown).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
- adj. Sad, despondent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sullenness.
- adj. Moody; silent; sullen.
- intransitive v. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To frown; look sullen or glum: same as gloom.
- Gloomily sullen or silent; moody; frowning.
- n. A sullen look; a frown.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing a brooding ill humor
- adj. moody and melancholic
Probably akin to Middle English gloumen, to become dark; see gloom.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English glomen, glommen, glomben, gloumben ("to frown, look sullen"), from *glom (“gloom”). More at gloom. (Wiktionary)
Probably from Middle Low German glum ("glum"), related to German dialectal glumm ("gloomy, troubled, turbid"). More at gloomy. (Wiktionary)