morose

  • 1 Morose — Mo*rose (m[ o]*r[=o]s ), a. [L. morosus, prop., excessively addicted to any particular way or habit, fr. mos, moris, manner, habit, way of life: cf. F. morose.] 1. Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill humored; severe. A morose and affected… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 morose — (adj.) 1530s gloomy, from L. morosus morose, peevish, hypercritical, fastidious, from mos (gen. moris) habit, custom (see MORAL (Cf. moral) (adj.)). In English, manners by itself means (good) manners, but here the implication in Latin is (bad)… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 morose — index disconsolate, lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 morose — glum, gloomy, saturnine, dour, *sullen, surly, sulky, crabbed Analogous words: splenetic, choleric, *irascible, testy, cranky, cross: peevish, snappish, waspish, petulant, *irritable: brusque, gruff (see BLUFF) …

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  • 5 morose — [adj] depressed, pessimistic acrimonious, blue*, brusque, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabbed*, crabby*, cranky*, cross, dolorous, dour, down, down in the dumps*, down in the mouth*, frowning, gloomy, glum, grouchy, gruff, harsh, having… …

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  • 6 morose — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sullen and ill tempered. DERIVATIVES morosely adverb moroseness noun. ORIGIN Latin morosus peevish …

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  • 7 morose — [mə rōs′] adj. [L morosus, peevish, fretful, fastidious < mos (gen. moris), manner: see MOOD1] 1. ill tempered; gloomy, sullen, etc. 2. characterized by gloom morosely adv. moroseness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 morose — 1. morose [ mɔroz ] adj. • 1615; lat. morosus ♦ Qui est d une humeur chagrine, que rien ne peut égayer. ⇒ 1. chagrin, 1. morne, renfrogné , sombre, triste; dépressif. « C était la conscience de sa vie manquée qui lui donnait un air morose »… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 9 morose — (mo rô z ) adj. Qui est d humeur chagrine. •   Amis, hier, j étais faible et morose, L aimable fée apparaît à mes yeux, BÉRANG. Tailleur..    Il se dit des choses. Humeur, caractère morose. •   Anacréon, chargé du poids des ans moroses, Pour… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 MOROSE — adj.des deux genres Chagrin, difficile, bizarre. C est un homme très morose. Caractère, humeur morose …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11 MOROSE — adj. des deux genres Qui est d’une humeur chagrine. C’est un homme très morose. Par extension, Caractère, humeur morose …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 morose — [[t]məro͟ʊs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is morose is miserable, bad tempered, and not willing to talk very much to other people. She was morose, pale, and reticent. Derived words: morosely ADV GRADED usu ADV with v One elderly man sat morosely at …

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  • 13 morose — mo|rose [məˈrəus US ˈrous] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: morosus, from mos; MORAL1] bad tempered, unhappy, and silent ▪ Daniel seems very morose and gloomy. >morosely adv ▪ He stared morosely at the floor. >moroseness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 morose — adjective bad tempered, unhappy, and silent: Daniel seems very morose and gloomy. morosely adverb moroseness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 morose — adjective Louis sat alone, looking morose Syn: sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad tempered, ill tempered, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, ill humored, melancholy, melancholic, brooding, broody, doleful, miserable, depressed …

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  • 16 morose — mo•rose [[t]məˈroʊs[/t]] adj. 1) gloomily or sullenly ill humored, as a person or mood 2) characterized by or expressing gloom: a morose silence[/ex] • Etymology: 1555–65; < L mōrōsus fretful, peevish, willful =mōr (s. of mōs) will,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 morose — /məˈroʊs / (say muh rohs) adjective gloomily or sullenly ill humoured as a person, mood, etc. {Latin mōrōsus fretful, morose, particular} –morosely, adverb –moroseness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 morose — adjective Etymology: Latin morosus, literally, capricious, from mor , mos will Date: 1565 1. having a sullen and gloomy disposition 2. marked by or expressive of gloom Synonyms: see sullen • morosely adverb • moroseness noun • morosity …

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  • 19 morose — morosely, adv. moroseness, morosity /meuh ros i tee/, n. /meuh rohs /, adj. 1. gloomily or sullenly ill humored, as a person or mood. 2. characterized by or expressing gloom. [1555 65; < L morosus fretful, peevish, willful, equiv. to mor (s. of… …

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  • 20 morose — adjective /məˈɹəʊs,mɒˈɹoʊs/ Sullen, gloomy; showing a brooding ill humour Syn: melancholy, sulky, crabby, glum, grouchy, gruff, moody See A …

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