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
- adj. Sad, despondent.
- v. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Moody; silent; sullen.
- n. Sullenness.
- 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
It's very hard to remain glum in the face of very high quality dark chocolate-covered caramel.
His expression glum, Inspector Norizuki turned his eyes to the ashtray on the table.
His demeanor was that of a person who is far from pleased with the course of events, and the word glum best describes his expression.
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.
Of course, both films (Miami Vice and Spartan) are labelled as 'glum' by their detractors.
Ed Gorman has noted that "Williams was quiet and possessed of a melancholy that imbued each of his tales with a kind of glum decorum."
I think we should be glum, as long as by "glum" we mean "working out how to fix it" rather than - as MKH suggested the other day - sitting around on the couch eating Ho-Ho's, wearing the electorate's T-shirt and muttering "they'll be back."
The Federalist Society is a diverse group with diverse views John Yoo and I, for example, have almost irreconcilable views on executive power, but in the current environemnt, I think we should be glum, as long as by "glum" we mean "working out how to fix it" rather than - as MKH suggested the other day - sitting around on the couch eating Ho-Ho's, wearing the electorate's T-shirt and muttering "they'll be back."
I brought this incident up with Pooh himself recently, and he was much put out by the news article's constant references to how "glum" he looked.