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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Reflecting gloom; Showing a brooding ill humor.

Usage examples (33)
  • His expression glum, Inspector Norizuki turned his eyes to the ashtray on the table.
  • It's very hard to remain glum in the face of very high quality dark chocolate-covered caramel.
  • It took her two false starts - with analysts Bruni-Sarkozy described as "glum" - before she hit on the right one.
  • And, the data are hardly "glum" as the story empahsizes. for more
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  • If someone tries to "glom" (steal or take) something of mine, I will be "glum" (low in spirits). Note: Gloom means darkness or dejection.
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