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  ( glummer    comparative)   ( glummest    superlative  ) Someone who is glum is sad and quiet because they are disappointed or unhappy about something.      adj   usu v-link ADJ   (=despondent)  
She was very glum and was obviously missing her children.     
  glumly      adv   ADV with v  
When Eleanor returned, I was still sitting glumly on the settee.     
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chapfallen, churlish, crabbed, crestfallen, crusty, dejected, doleful, down, gloomy, gruff, grumpy, huffy, ill-humoured, low, moody, morose, pessimistic, saturnine, sour, sulky, sullen, surly  
   cheerful, cheery, chirpy     (informal)   jolly, joyful, merry, upbeat     (informal)  

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glumly, gum, glut, glue

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