A morose Barack Obama, believing his presidency has no meaning, wanders the White House.
He peppers everyday discussion with arcane and morose tidbits of deathophelia.
Lee McQueen could see beauty in the morose and even the morbid.
He carried with him the insecurities, foibles, and morose visions of fin de siècle Europe.
Test audiences found the original ending too morose and wanted to see Alex get blown away.
But this is Burton, by some accounted a morose person, but by those who knew him intimately a cheery and witty companion.
But Robin didn't laugh; his eyes, morose and cynical, held her there.
If she exerted any influence, or wielded any power, it was not of the kind which attends a violent or morose temper.
It made him morose and gloomy, a man of one idea, to be shunned.
Then all at once Stevenson began to talk, in a voice querulous and 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.