from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sullenly melancholy; gloomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sullen, gloomy; showing a brooding ill humour
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill-humored; severe.
- adj. Lascivious; brooding over evil thoughts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fastidious; scrupulous.
- Of a sour temper; severe; sullen and austere.
- Synonyms Gloomy. Sulky, etc. (see sullen), gruff, crabbed, crusty, churlish, surly, ill-humored, ill-natured, cross-grained.
- Lingering; persistent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing a brooding ill humor
Latin mōrōsus, peevish, from mōs, mōr-, self-will, caprice, manner; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin morosus ("particular, scrupulous, fastidious, self-willed, wayward, capricious, fretful, peevish"), from mos ("way, custom, habit, self-will"): see moral. (Wiktionary)