Definition of glumness:
dejection (part of speech: noun)
sullenness (part of speech: noun)
- hopelessness (part of speech: noun)
- "The Iron Woman", Margaret Deland.
These appointments and meetings, involving a start from the dinner- table at the hour of contemplative digestion and prime claret; the hour when the wise youth Adrian delighted to talk at his ease- to recline in dreamy consciousness that a work of good was going on inside him; these abstractions from his studies, excesses of gaiety, and glumness, heavings of the chest, and other odd signs, but mainly the disgusting behaviour of his pupil at the dinner- table, taught Adrian to understand, though the young gentleman was clever in excuses, that he had somehow learnt there was another half to the divided Apple of Creation, and had embarked upon the great voyage of discovery of the difference between the two halves.- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
Near as I can make out, the dogs here ain't allowed to behave like regulation dogs, and the children mainly tries to act like as if they was already growed- up, and the growed- up ones has caught the prevailing glumness disease and I is approximately almost the only person in sight that's getting much enjoyment out of being in New York.- "J. Poindexter, Colored", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.