As adjectives the difference between glum and gloomy
is that glum
is despondent; moody; sullen while gloomy
is imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
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.
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.
Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded.
Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected.
- The cavern was gloomy .
- a gloomy temper or countenance
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