Glum vs Doleful - What's the difference?

glum | doleful |


As a noun glum

is light.

As an adjective doleful is

filled with grief, mournful, bringing feelings of sadness.

glum

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) glomen, glommen, glomben, . More at (l).

Verb

(glumm)
  • (obsolete) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
  • (Hawes)

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) sullenness
  • (Skelton)

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Adjective

    (glummer)
  • despondent; moody; sullen
  • * Thackeray
  • I frighten people by my glum face.

    doleful

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Filled with grief, mournful, bringing feelings of sadness.
  • The doleful peal of the bell indicated another funeral was being held.