Glum vs Gloom - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between glum and gloom
is that glum
is (obsolete) to look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum while gloom
is to be dark or gloomy.
As nouns the difference between glum and gloom
is that glum
is (obsolete) sullenness while gloom
is darkness, dimness or obscurity.
As an adjective glum
is despondent; moody; sullen.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
Darkness, dimness or obscurity.
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
- the gloom of a forest, or of midnight
A melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere.
Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
- Here was a surprise, and a sad one for me, for I perceived that I had slept away a day, and that the sun was setting for another night. And yet it mattered little, for night or daytime there was no light to help me in this horrible place; and though my eyes had grown accustomed to the gloom , I could make out nothing to show me where to work.
A drying oven used in gunpowder manufacture.
- A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by fits.
* doom and gloom
* (l) (humorous)
To be dark or gloomy.
* 1891 , Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 189:
- The black gibbet glooms beside the way.
to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
* D. H. Lawrence
- Around all the dark forest gloomed .
To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
- Ciss was a big, dark-complexioned, pug-faced young woman who seemed to be glooming about something.
- A bow window gloomed with limes.
To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
- A black yew gloomed the stagnant air.
- Such a mood as that which lately gloomed your fancy.
To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
- What sorrows gloomed that parting day.