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Synonyms for morose
məˈroʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(adj)

    showing a brooding ill humor

    "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"

    Synonyms:
    pertinacious, heavy, forbidding, glum, sullen, dogged, dark, moody, non-white, temperamental, threatening, coloured, disconsolate, dark-skinned, black, gloomy, drear, benighted, off, blue, glowering, obscure, sour, sinister, turned, grim, saturnine, tenacious, off-key, dour, false, unyielding, sorry, drab, dingy, dreary, dismal, persistent, lowering, rancid

    Antonyms:
    good-natured

Wiktionary

  1. morose(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    gruff, grouchy, sulky, crabby, moody, glum, melancholy

  2. morose(adjective)

    Sullen, gloomy; showing a brooding ill humour

    Synonyms:
    glum, gruff, melancholy, sulky, grouchy, crabby, moody

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. morose

    The sullen and sulky are discontented and resentful in regard to that against which they are too proud to protest, or consider all protest vain; sullen denotes more of pride, sulky more of resentful obstinacy. The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others. The sullen and sulky are for the most part silent; the morose growl out bitter speeches. A surly person is in a state of latent anger, resenting approach as intrusion, and ready to take offense at anything; thus we speak of a surly dog. Sullen and sulky moods may be transitory; one who is morose or surly is commonly so by disposition or habit.

    Synonyms:
    acrimonious, churlish, crabbed, crusty, dogged, gloomy, gruff, ill-humored, ill-natured, severe, snappish, sour, splenetic, sulky, sullen, surly

    Antonyms:
    amiable, benignant, bland, complaisant, friendly, genial, gentle, good-natured, indulgent, kind, loving, mild, pleasant, sympathetic, tender

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. morose

    Synonyms:
    sullen, austere, moody, crabbed, surly, crusty

    Antonyms:
    genial, indulgent, kindly

Editors Contribution

  1. depressed

    morose means sad, grumpy.

    "the girl was depressed because the pool was closed."

    Submitted by JP03 on January 22, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. morose(a.)

    Synonyms:
    crabbed, sullen, churlish, sour, sulky, perverse, wayward, spleeny, spleenish, splenetic, humorsome, dogged, gloomy, moody, cross-grained

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. morose(a)

    Synonyms:
    churlish, sulky, sullen, moody, splenetic, unamiable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    glum, moody, gloomy, sluggish, bleak

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How to use morose in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Democracy is morose, and runs to anarchy.

  2. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him


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