- The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
An example of morose is a person who is sad about all situations.
- ill-tempered; gloomy, sullen, etc.
- characterized by gloom
Origin: L morosus, peevish, fretful, fastidious from mos (gen. moris), manner: see mood
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Origin: Latin mōrōsus, peevish, from mōs, mōr-, self-will, caprice, manner; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.
- mo·roseˈly adverb
- mo·roseˈness noun