Mo*rose" (?), a. [L. morosus, prop., excessively addicted to any particular way or habit, fr. mos, moris, manner, habit, way of life: cf. F. morose.]

1.

Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill-humored; severe.

"A morose and affected taciturnity."

I. Watts.

2.

Lascivious; brooding over evil thoughts.

[Obs.]

Syn. -- Sullen; gruff; severe; austere; gloomy; crabbed; crusty; churlish; surly; ill-humored.

 

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