Adjective "Morose" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Sullen and ill-tempered.
  1. 'He had a beautiful singing voice and a sharp sense of humour, but was also a morose weekend drunk.'
  2. 'Last night I spent relaxing on the couch and trying to shake off my morose mood, and I think it worked.'
  3. 'I got fed up with people in America thinking that my music is morose and depressing and all that.'
  4. 'Then, feeling a bit morose and at a loose end, I headed for the bar.'
  5. 'But to be honest, they all look the same to me, conceited and morose.'
  6. 'Just what's needed when everybody is feeling morose and downhearted about the economic situation.'
  7. 'Have years of negative hype made him weary and morose?'
  8. 'But each time, the spells of euphoria passed as quickly as they came and he would be morose.'
  9. 'And yet, you feel, he is unhappy with the popular image of him as a morose and stern man.'
  10. 'He sensed she was feeling very morose today, and he was sure that the fact that her mother was coming back wasn't all that there was to it.'


1. gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.

2. characterized by or expressing gloom.

More examples(as adjective)

"percents can be morose about situations."

"people can be morose in/at/on todays."

"people can be morose to bouts."

"people can be morose at outs."

"cows can be morose as results."

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Mid 16th century: from Latin morosus ‘peevish’, from mos, mor- ‘manner’.