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English Dictionary: moroseness by the DICT Development Group
2 results for moroseness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a gloomy ill-tempered feeling [syn: moroseness, glumness, sullenness]
  2. a sullen moody resentful disposition
    Synonym(s): sulkiness, sullenness, moroseness, sourness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Moroseness \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
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