morose

Part of speech: noun

Moroseness.

Part of speech: adjective

Surly; sullen and austere.

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Usage examples "morose":

  1. He had been in a morose mood, ever since his dear wife's death. - "Robin Hood", J. Walker McSpadden.
  2. He would be morose or silly by turns, according to whether she frowned or smiled; or else he would take himself off in a tragic sort of way that was very disturbing. - "Miss Billy", Eleanor H. Porter.
  3. Godmother's husband- he was a lawyer- was a morose, black- bearded man who, for the most part, kept his eyes fixed on his plate. - "The Getting of Wisdom", Henry Handel Richardson.