Glum vs Dreary - What's the difference?
As a noun glum
As an adjective dreary is
(obsolete) grievous, dire; appalling.
From (etyl) glomen, glommen, glomben, . More at (l).
(obsolete) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.
Probably from (etyl) . More at (l).
despondent; moody; sullen
- I frighten people by my glum face.
(obsolete) Grievous, dire; appalling.
Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.
- It had rained for three days straight, and the dreary weather dragged the townspeople's spirits down.
* 1818 , , Volume 1, Chapter V:
- Once upon a midnight dreary , while I pondered, weak and weary...
- It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils.