Origin of morose
Examples from the Web for morose
Test audiences found the original ending too morose and wanted to see Alex get blown away.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere|Nico Hines|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I found the morose philosophers (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Spengler) the most interesting.
He carried with him the insecurities, foibles, and morose visions of fin de siècle Europe.
Lee McQueen could see beauty in the morose and even the morbid.
He peppers everyday discussion with arcane and morose tidbits of deathophelia.
The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Poirot, au contraire, was morose the whole evening, and awoke next morning exactly the same as usual.Tatterdemalion|John Galsworthy
They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings, and he has to become kind himself.The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness|Cecil B. Hartley
Morose finds that instead of a mute helpmate he has got one who had 'a tongue with a tang,' and exclaims 'that cursed barber!Shakespeare and Music|Edward W. Naylor
You will not join the worlds mirth, but then you are morose and have no joy of any kind.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis|Marcus Dods
Word Origin for morose
1530s "gloomy," from Latin morosus "morose, peevish, hypercritical, fastidious," from mos (genitive moris) "habit, custom" (see moral (adj.)). In English, manners by itself means "(good) manners," but here the implication in Latin is "(bad) manners." Related: Morosity.