Webster 1913 Edition
morosus, prop., excessively addicted to any particular way or habit, fr.
moris, manner, habit, way of life: cf. F.
Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill-humored; severe.“A morose and affected taciturnity.”
Lascivious; brooding over evil thoughts.
Syn. – Sullen; gruff; severe; austere; gloomy; crabbed; crusty; churlish; surly; ill-humored.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.