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Webster 1913 Edition


Morose

Mo-rose′

(mō̍-rōs′)
,
Adj.
[L.
morosus
, prop., excessively addicted to any particular way or habit, fr.
mos
,
moris
, manner, habit, way of life: cf. F.
morose
.]
1.
Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill-humored; severe.
“A morose and affected taciturnity.”
I. Watts.
2.
Lascivious; brooding over evil thoughts.
[Obs.]
Syn. – Sullen; gruff; severe; austere; gloomy; crabbed; crusty; churlish; surly; ill-humored.

Webster 1828 Edition


Morose

MORO'SE

,
Adj.
[L. morosus. Morose then is from the root of L. moror, to delay, stop, hinder, whence commoror, to dwell; Eng. demur.]
Of a sour temper; severe; sullen and austere.
Some have deserved censure for a morose and affected taciturnity; others have made speeches though they had nothing to say.

Definition 2021


morose

morose

English

Adjective

morose (comparative moroser, superlative morosest)

  1. Sullen, gloomy; showing a brooding ill humour

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French

Etymology

Latin morosus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.ʁoz/

Adjective

morose m, f (plural moroses)

  1. sullen, gloomy, morose

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Italian

Adjective

morose

  1. feminine plural of moroso

Latin

Adjective

mōrōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of mōrōsus

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