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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: morosus, from mos; MORAL1

morose

adjective
     
mo‧rose
bad-tempered, unhappy, and silent:
Daniel seems very morose and gloomy.
morosely adverb:
He stared morosely at the floor.
moroseness noun [uncountable]

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