- Moroseness Mo*rose"ness, n.
Sourness of temper; sulenness.
Note: Moroseness is not precisely peevishness or fretfulness, though often accompanied with it. It denotes more of silence and severity, or ill-humor, than the irritability or irritation which characterizes peevishness. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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moroseness — mo·rose·ness … English syllables
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