His temper was of the saturnine complexion, and without the least taint of moroseness.
Too long had he cultivated reticence, aloofness, and moroseness.
He would lose his moroseness and give his undivided attention to her.
It did not amount to moroseness; he was preoccupied, and his mind abstracted.
May wondered whether his reticence was due to modesty or to moroseness.