(comparative more saturninely, superlative most saturninely)
- In a saturnine manner.
saturnine + -ly
Variant of saturnine
- Astrol. born under the influence of the planet Saturn
- sluggish, morose, or taciturn
Origin of saturnine< ML Saturnus, alchemists' term for lead, which they considered to be very cold, like the planet having lead poisoning
Origin of saturnineOld French saturnin, of Saturn ; from Classical Latin Saturnus, Saturn