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See definition of moroseness on Dictionary.com
  • as inasperity
  • as insullenness

synonyms for moroseness

  • acerbity
  • acrimony
  • bitterness
  • crabbiness
  • crossness
  • difficulty
  • disagreeableness
  • irascibility
  • irritability
  • meanness
  • peevishness
  • roughness
  • sharpness
  • sourness
  • sullenness
  • tartness
  • churlishness
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antonyms for moroseness

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  • contentment
  • courtesy
  • kindness
  • politeness
  • sweetness
  • calmness
  • happiness
  • mildness
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    How to use moroseness in a sentence

    Both were unaffectedly devout, without the least tinge of moroseness or gloom.
    THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
    As we rode on into the interminable wastes, he rallied me gleefully, but soon tired of my moroseness.
    THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
    Instead of looking upon me with his usual moroseness, he said to me a hundred jocose things without my knowing what he meant.
    THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
    Crossness and moroseness, for example, may be due to a dyspeptic condition and a chronically bad liver.
    THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATUREWILLIAM HENRY PYLE
    The pawnbroker made a very bad third—in fact, scarcely counted, owing to his own moroseness or reserve.
    SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
    The general expression of the countenance is melancholy, and exhibits a strange combination of moroseness and gentleness.
    THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 1HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
    He was short in what he said, cut things off sharply, and in little pauses his face would quickly settle to that moroseness.
    FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
    His eye was not confiding, showing too much white; the manipulation of his ears confirmed the moroseness indicated by his eyes.
    I WALKED IN ARDENJACK CRAWFORD
    Which could not but melt me for all my moroseness and I can hardly go and return for my sister in time.
    THE LETTERS OF ROBERT BROWNING AND ELIZABETH BARRETT BARRETT, VOL. 1 (OF 2) 1845-1846ROBERT BROWNING AND ELIZABETH BARRETT BARRETT
    Whatever justice has been done us has been done grudgingly,—with the moroseness of an enemy who is compelled to yield.
    ATLANTIC MONTHLY,VOLUME 14, NO. 82, AUGUST, 1864VARIOUS
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO MOROSENESS

    • acerbity
    • acrimony
    • bitterness
    • churlishness
    • crabbiness
    • crossness
    • difficulty
    • disagreeableness
    • irascibility
    • irritability
    • meanness
    • moroseness
    • peevishness
    • roughness
    • sharpness
    • sourness
    • sullenness
    • tartness
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.