moroseness

  • 1 Moroseness — Mo*rose ness, n. Sourness of temper; sulenness. [1913 Webster] Learn good humor, never to oppose without just reason; abate some degrees of pride and moroseness. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] Note: Moroseness is not precisely peevishness or… …

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  • 2 moroseness — (n.) 1660s, from MOROSE (Cf. morose) + NESS (Cf. ness). Earlier in the same sense was morosity (1530s), from M.Fr. morosité, from L. morositas …

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  • 3 moroseness — noun Gloominess; sullenness; deep sadness. He acquired a slouching gait and ignoble look; his naturally reserved disposition was exaggerated into an almost idiotic excess of unsociable moroseness; and he took a grim pleasure, apparently, in… …

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  • 4 moroseness — morose ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sullen and ill tempered. DERIVATIVES morosely adverb moroseness noun. ORIGIN Latin morosus peevish …

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  • 5 moroseness — noun see morose …

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  • 6 moroseness — See morosely. * * * …

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  • 7 moroseness — mo rose·ness || mÉ™ rəʊsnɪs n. sullenness; gloominess; irritability …

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  • 8 moroseness — n. Crabbedness, sullenness, moodiness, churlishness, sourness, sulkiness, sulks, spleen, ill temper …

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  • 9 moroseness — n sullenness, saturnineness, saturnity, morosity, somberness, soberness, austerity, severity, acerbity, taciturnity, silence; glumness, gloominess, grumness, grimness, bleakness, darkness, black looks; lugubriousness, atrabiliousness, morbidity,… …

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  • 10 moroseness — mo·rose·ness …

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  • 11 moroseness — noun 1. a gloomy ill tempered feeling • Syn: ↑glumness, ↑sullenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sullen (for: ↑sullenness), ↑glum (for: ↑ …

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  • 12 sullenness — noun 1. a gloomy ill tempered feeling • Syn: ↑moroseness, ↑glumness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sullen, ↑glum (for: ↑glumness), ↑morose ( …

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  • 13 Discourtesy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Discourtesy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 discourtesy discourtesy Sgm: N 1 ill breeding ill breeding Sgm: N 1 ill manners ill manners bad manners ungainly manners Sgm: N 1 insuavity insuavity Sgm: N 1 uncourteousness …

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  • 14 Misanthropy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Misanthropy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 misanthropy misanthropy incivism Sgm: N 1 egotism egotism &c.(selfishness) 943 Sgm: N 1 moroseness moroseness &c. 901a Sgm: N 1 cynicism cynicism GRP: N 2 …

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  • 15 glumness — noun 1. an atmosphere of depression and melancholy gloom pervaded the office • Syn: ↑gloom, ↑gloominess • Hypernyms: ↑atmosphere, ↑ambiance, ↑ambience • Hyponyms …

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  • 16 ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …

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  • 17 sourness — noun 1. the property of being acidic • Syn: ↑sour, ↑acidity • Derivationally related forms: ↑acid (for: ↑acidity), ↑sour (for: ↑ …

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  • 18 sulkiness — noun 1. a feeling of sulky resentment • Syn: ↑huffishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑huffish (for: ↑huffishness), ↑sulky • Hypernyms: ↑resen …

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  • 19 Asperities — Asperity As*per i*ty, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp[ e]rit[ e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to {smoothness}. The asperities of dry bodies. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughness or harshness of… …

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  • 20 Asperity — As*per i*ty, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp[ e]rit[ e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to {smoothness}. The asperities of dry bodies. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughness or harshness of sound; that… …

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