Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being morose; sourness of temper; sullenness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Sourness of temper; sullenness.

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  • noun Gloominess; sullenness; deep sadness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
  • noun a sullen moody resentful disposition

Etymologies

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morose +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Regular meals keep the blood sugar level at a normal high, and prevents the terrible let down feeling that can result in moroseness, negativism, and sometimes even anger.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Regular meals keep the blood sugar level at a normal high, and prevents the terrible let down feeling that can result in moroseness, negativism, and sometimes even anger.

    Monday Morning

  • Their moroseness was a prelude to what was to follow.

    American Prisoners of the Revolution

  • I don't recall him expressing "moroseness" over the 4,000+ dead Americans, 20, 000+ maimed Americans, and 600, 000 thousand dead Iraqis in the war for which he relentlessly propagandized.

    Bart Motes: W. is not Batman

  • Despite the moroseness of the music, the people who made it could be a fun bunch.

    The Seattle Sound

  • It is not beyond possibility that Wenger's side will be eliminated at the Stadio Friuli next Wednesday, but the moroseness being expressed wilfully ignores the impact of the away goal that Arsenal should be capable of scoring in Italy.

    Amid the gloom, much to cheer in Arsenal's scrambled win over Udinese | Kevin McCarra

  • Too long had he cultivated reticence, aloofness, and moroseness.

    The Love-Master

  • I am confident that his sleep was stupefied and dreamless, and that he awoke next day merely to heaviness and moroseness, and that if he lives to-day he does not remember that night, so passing was it as an incident.

    Chapter 4

  • Long since, as one feature of his developing moroseness, he had ceased from barking.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • His moroseness changed to a deep-seated melancholy.

    CHAPTER XXXII

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