morose

[ muh-rohs ]
/ məˈroʊs /

adjective

gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
characterized by or expressing gloom.

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Origin of morose

1555–65; < Latin mōrōsus fretful, peevish, willful, equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs) will, inclination + -ōsus -ose1

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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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