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glum

adjective [-er/-est only]  /ɡlʌm/ (-mm-) us  
sad and discouraged: a glum expression
glumly
adverb  /ˈɡlʌm·li/ us  
Marty nodded glumly.
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…
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