Examples of morose in a sentence
She thought of the bootlegger at home—a raddled, skinny old man, morose and suspicious. He sat on his front step with a shotgun on Halloween night. —Alice Munro, Runaway, 2004
We have little finished footage to go by, but enough to give us pause: an exquisite clip of Rochefort, sitting with a book in the half-darkness, his eyes wet, gleaming, and morose. —Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2003
I have never known if Momma sent for us, or if the St. Louis family just got fed up with my grim presence. There is nothing more appalling than a constantly morose child. —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969
He became morose and withdrawn and would not talk to anyone.
those morose job seekers who have grown accustomed to rejection
Origin and Etymology of morose
Latin morosus, literally, capricious, from mor-, mos will
First Known Use: 1565
Synonym Discussion of morose
MOROSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of morose for English Language Learners
of a person : very serious, unhappy, and quiet
: very sad or unhappy
MOROSE Defined for Kids
Definition of morose for Students
: very serious, unhappy, and quiet She became morose and spoke to no one.
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