glumly glumly  /ɡ ˈləm li/


  • (adv) in a sullen manner



  1. Other soldiers stared at him glumly.
  2. The continent watched glumly as a New Economy rose--faster than Yahoo!'s share price--from Silicon Valley.
  3. When Italy surrendered last September, three high British officers were glumly killing time in a prisoner-of-war camp near Florence.


  • Books: Mark Leibovich’s “This Town” review.

    Washington is a capital of biographies, histories, policy tomes, and even thrillers, but the fiction is invariably cartoonish and satirical or glumly portentous in the way of Allen Drury. The city lacks its Trollope or Balzac in both fact and fiction; “The Education of Henry Adams” is the . . . (Subscription required.)
    on July 15, 2013     Source: The New Yorker


  • (Patrick Healy writes more about the project here.) Mr. Appleyard writes that he "was glumly expecting the usual deadness of the filmed stage performance" but instead got "something quite new. Thanks to the editing and the multiple points of...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Bryan Appleyard Source: New York Times

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