morosity

morose

[muh-rohs]
adjective
1.
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
2.
characterized by or expressing gloom.

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

morosely, adverb
moroseness, morosity [muh-ros-i-tee] , noun
supermorose, adjective
supermorosely, adverb
supermoroseness, noun
unmorose, adjective
unmorosely, adverb
unmoroseness, noun


1. moody, sour, sulky, surly. See glum.


1. cheerful.
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morose (məˈrəʊs)
 
adj
ill-tempered or gloomy
 
[C16: from Latin mōrōsus peevish, capricious, from mōs custom, will, caprice]
 
mo'rosely
 
adv
 
mo'roseness
 
n

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morose
1530s "gloomy," from L. morosus "morose, peevish, fastidious," from mos (gen. moris) "habit, custom" (see moral). In English, manners by itself means "(good) manners," but here the implication in Latin is "(bad) manners."
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