Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “glum”

See all translations

glum

adjective uk   /ɡlʌm/ (glummer, glummest) informal us  
disappointed or unhappy, and quiet: You look glum. What's up? He's very glum about the company's prospects. If a place is glum, it is not attractive and has nothing that causes pleasure: They live in one glum little room.
glumly
adverb uk   /ˈɡlʌm.li/ us  
"I'll never find another job at my age," she said glumly.
glumness
noun [U] uk   /ˈɡlʌm.nəs/ us  
Translations of “glum”
in Korean 침울한…
in Arabic حَزين…
in French maussade…
in Turkish mutsuz, üzgün, morali bozuk…
in Italian triste, depresso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沮喪的, 悶悶不樂的, 愁悶的…
in Russian хмурый…
in Polish przybity…
in Spanish sombrío, taciturno, melancólico…
in Portuguese triste, desanimado…
in German verdrießlich…
in Catalan trist…
in Japanese 憂うつそうな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沮丧的, 闷闷不乐的, 愁闷的…
(Definition of glum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of glum?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “glum” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More