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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: glum 'to look annoyed or bored' (15-19 centuries), from gloom

glum

adjective
     
glum comparative glummer, superlative glummest
if someone is glum, they feel unhappy and do not talk a lot [= gloomy]:
After dinner, Kate lapsed into a glum silence.
glumly adverb:
She stared glumly at her plate.
glumness noun [uncountable]

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