from The Century Dictionary.
- Not festive; cheerless; joyless.
- Troublesome; annoying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Having no mirth; not festive or merry; dull; cheerless; gloomy; forlorn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Tending to
infest; acting like an infection.
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Accordingly, the infestive deportment characteristic of the New England colonist has been extensively interpreted as the indisputable index of his sour and morose spirit, begotten of his religion.