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morose

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Pronunciation: /məˈrəʊs
 
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Definition of morose in English:

adjective

Sullen and ill-tempered: she was morose and silent when she got home
More 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
sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, in a bad mood, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, unsmiling, humourless, uncommunicative, taciturn, unresponsive, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, Eeyorish, mournful, melancholy, melancholic, doleful, miserable, dismal, depressed, dejected, despondent, downcast, unhappy, low-spirited, in low spirits, low, with a long face, blue, down, fed up, grumpy, irritable, churlish, cantankerous, crotchety, cross, crabbed, crabby, grouchy, testy, snappish, peevish, crusty, waspish
British informal narky
Northern English informal mardy
informal , dated mumpish

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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