Mo*rose"ness, n.

Sourness of temper; sullenness.

Learn good humor, never to oppose without just reason; abate some degrees of pride and moroseness. I. Watts.

Moroseness is not precisely peevishness or fretfulness, though often accompanied with it. It denotes more of silence and severity, or ill-humor, than the irritability or irritation which characterizes peevishness.


© Webster 1913.

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