glumness :

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  • n  an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
  • n  a gloomy ill-tempered feeling

  • Her glumness typified the mood at the party's 75th congress in Reims on Saturday.
  • The glumness vanished as the returns came in.
  • In other words, despite the general glumness about the speed and strength of the recovery, particularly among New Economy techies, rates hit bottom in December at 1.

  • Stephen Harper in Toronto Star
    Most striking was their obvious glumness at the fall of Bagdad,stated Harper, of those who opposed the war. "But even previous to that were the dark suggestions on the anniversary of September 11 (hinted at even by our own prime minister)...

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