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saturnine

sat·ur·nine

saturnine

 
 
pronunciation:
sae tr naIn
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: born under the astrological sign of the planet Saturn or influenced by that planet, according to the beliefs of astrology.
definition 2: gloomy, sullen, or cynical in temperament or appearance.
The saturnine gentleman remained seated, while the rest of the party could not resist joining the dance.
antonyms:
cheerful, genial
similar words:
dour, morose
definition 3: slow to react or change emotionally.
antonyms:
changeable, fickle, inconstant, mercurial
similar words:
steadfast, steady
definition 4: of or relating to the absorption of lead, as in a physical disorder resulting from lead poisoning.
derivations: saturninely (adv.), saturnineness (n.), saturninity (n.)