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morose

mo·rose

morose

 
 
pronunciation:
m ros
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part of speech: adjective
definition: gloomy or sullen.
He lapsed into a morose silence.
synonyms:
atrabilious, gloomy, saturnine, sullen
antonyms:
blithe, cheerful, ebullient, jovial, merry
similar words:
cheerless, dejected, depressed, dismal, dispirited, doleful, dour, funereal, glum, grim, lugubrious, moody, sad, somber, sulky, unhappy
derivations: morosely (adv.), moroseness (n.)
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The word morose contains the following part:
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.