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Sullen and ill-tempered.
sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, in a bad mood, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, unsmiling, humourless, uncommunicative, taciturn, unresponsive, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, eeyorish, mournful, melancholy, melancholic, doleful, miserable, dismal, depressed, dejected, despondent, downcast, unhappy, low-spirited, in low spirits, low, with a long face, blue, down, fed up, grumpy, irritable, churlish, cantankerous, crotchety, cross, crabbed, crabby, grouchy, testy, snappish, peevish, crusty, waspishdown in the mouth, down in the dumpsnarkymardymumpishView synonyms
- ‘And yet, you feel, he is unhappy with the popular image of him as a morose and stern man.’
- ‘I got fed up with people in America thinking that my music is morose and depressing and all that.’
- ‘An irritated glare adorned his otherwise striking face, dark and morose and very, very angry.’
- ‘And one day I might get as morose as him, and might need someone to irritate.’
- ‘All are female - apart from me, and a morose younger man with cropped hair.’
- ‘In the latter days he appeared morose and worried.’
- ‘His lyrics have grown less morose and more philosophical, and he sings them with newfound expressiveness.’
- ‘He sensed she was feeling very morose today, and he was sure that the fact that her mother was coming back wasn't all that there was to it.’
- ‘He stood on his own, looking morose as usual.’
- ‘Last night I spent relaxing on the couch and trying to shake off my morose mood, and I think it worked.’
- ‘He had a beautiful singing voice and a sharp sense of humour, but was also a morose weekend drunk.’
- ‘A morose mood of deep melancholy has descended upon me this afternoon.’
- ‘He became morose and silent.’
- ‘Just what's needed when everybody is feeling morose and downhearted about the economic situation.’
- ‘Except there is a very sour, very morose and desperate essence in his interpretation.’
- ‘But each time, the spells of euphoria passed as quickly as they came and he would be morose.’
- ‘Then, feeling a bit morose and at a loose end, I headed for the bar.’
- ‘His morose delivery makes you uncertain whether you are supposed to laugh or cry.’
- ‘But to be honest, they all look the same to me, conceited and morose.’
- ‘Have years of negative hype made him weary and morose?’
Mid 16th century: from Latin morosus peevish from mos, mor- manner.
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