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morose

[ muh-rohs ]
/ məˈroʊs /
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adjective
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
characterized by or expressing gloom.
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Origin of morose

First recorded in 1555–65; from Latin mōrōsus “fretful, peevish, willful,” equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs ) “will, inclination” + -ōsus adjective suffix (see -ose1)

synonym study for morose

1. See glum.

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British Dictionary definitions for morose

morose
/ (məˈrəʊs) /

adjective
ill-tempered or gloomy

Derived forms of morose

morosely, adverbmoroseness, noun

Word Origin for morose

C16: from Latin mōrōsus peevish, capricious, from mōs custom, will, caprice
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