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morose

[muh-rohs] /məˈroʊs/
adjective
1.
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
2.
characterized by or expressing gloom.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin mōrōsus fretful, peevish, willful, equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs) will, inclination + -ōsus -ose1
Related forms
morosely, adverb
moroseness, morosity
[muh-ros-i-tee] /məˈrɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
supermorose, adjective
supermorosely, adverb
supermoroseness, noun
unmorose, adjective
unmorosely, adverb
unmoroseness, noun
Synonyms
1. moody, sour, sulky, surly. See glum.
Antonyms
1. cheerful.
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British Dictionary definitions for super morose

morose

/məˈrəʊs/
adjective
1.
ill-tempered or gloomy
Derived Forms
morosely, adverb
moroseness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin mōrōsus peevish, capricious, from mōs custom, will, caprice
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Word Origin and History for super morose

morose

adj.

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.

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