- gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
- characterized by or expressing gloom.
Origin of morose
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Examples from the Web for morosely
Afterwards, back in the locker room, Gregg Allman morosely doles himself out another dollop of coke.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
Good Indian leaned his back against a tree, and eyed the two morosely.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
He went about morosely and snapped villainously at the boys.The Night Riders
Morosely he ruminated on the suppressed adjective for a moment.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
"It may be anything," uttered Jorgenson, morosely, but as it were in a mollified tone.The Rescue
"My name's not Daddleskink," the Tyro informed him morosely.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
- ill-tempered or gloomy
Word Origin and History for morosely
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.