Glum and Melancholy


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Glum adjective – Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer.
Usage example: a cold, glum day

Melancholy is a synonym for glum in gloomy topic. In some cases you can use "Melancholy" instead an adjective "Glum", when it comes to topics like sad, sullen.
Nearby Word: glumly
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Melancholy adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: she was a bit melancholy after her youngest child left for college

Glum is a synonym for melancholy in sad topic. You can use "Glum" instead an adjective "Melancholy", if it concerns topics such as depressed, despondent.
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
Synonyms for Melancholy

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mood glum mood melancholy mood
side glum side melancholy side
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