Definition of glumness in US English:



  • See glum

    • ‘There are plenty of hackneyed truisms about ill-winds, silver-linings and darkness-before-dawns that can be tossed into the glumness.’
    • ‘To me, this enforced glumness became irritating; but then, I'm an American.’
    • ‘The findings of this study show a worrying trend towards glumness.’
    • ‘There's relief in his voice, but glumness too, a result of his sudden homelessness and the loss of many of his belongings - clothes, furniture, even musical instruments.’
    • ‘But through all of the glumness, I was actually pretty content.’