Glum vs Atrabilarian - What's the difference?

glum | atrabilarian |


As adjectives the difference between glum and atrabilarian

is that glum is despondent; moody; sullen while atrabilarian is characterized by melancholy or glum; atrabilarious; atrabilious.

As a verb glum

is (obsolete) to look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.

As a noun glum

is (obsolete) sullenness.

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.

    atrabilarian

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Characterized by melancholy or glum; atrabilarious; atrabilious.
  • (Arbuthnot)