- The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
An example of morose is a person who is sad about all situations.
A morose young man.
- ill-tempered; gloomy, sullen, etc.
- characterized by gloom
Origin of moroseClassical Latin morosus, peevish, fretful, fastidious ; from mos (gen. moris), manner: see mood
Origin of moroseLatin mōrōsus, peevish, from mōs, mōr-, self-will, caprice, manner; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more morose, superlative most morose)