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morose

Syllabification: mo·rose
Pronunciation: /məˈrōs
 
/

Definition of morose in English:

adjective

Sullen and ill-tempered.
Example sentences
  • A morose mood of deep melancholy has descended upon me this afternoon.
  • I got fed up with people in America thinking that my music is morose and depressing and all that.
  • He became morose and silent.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin morosus 'peevish', from mos, mor- 'manner'.

Derivatives

morosely

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Buried under a layer of quilts he alternated between moodily staring at the paper, morosely changing channels, or just being a great big ill-tempered miserable lump.
  • I said morosely and mumbling to myself more than her… ‘I'm going to be 40 this year’.
  • Late in life, Wren morosely described his ultimate profession of architecture as ‘rubbish’.

moroseness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The volatility and the moroseness within rise up repeatedly out of an uncontrollable inner conviction that the world stands ready to humiliate him.
  • I was concerned I'd slip into a mass of moroseness, but that hasn't happened as yet.
  • I've progressively grown to abhor her habitual moroseness.

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