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Meaning of MOROSENESS

Pronunciation:  mu'rowsnes

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sullen moody resentful disposition
  2. [n]  a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
 

MOROSENESS is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: glumness, sourness, sulkiness, sullenness, sullenness
 
 See Also: ill nature, moodiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mo*rose"ness\, n.
Sourness of temper; sulenness.

      Learn good humor, never to oppose without just reason;
      abate some degrees of pride and moroseness. --I. Watts.

Note: Moroseness is not precisely peevishness or fretfulness,
      though often accompained with it. It denotes more of
      silence and severity, or ill-humor, than the
      irritability or irritation which characterizes
      peevishness.

 

 

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