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morose | moroseness

morose moroseness
unhappy and annoyed
  • How to Memorize
    • morose - glum
  • Analysis

    The word ‘morose’ is essentially a stronger version of ‘sad’. It expresses a continued sense of gloom and despondency that also negatively impacts the people around you. Typically it has a cause, but some people are prone to feeling morose for no obvious reason.

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  • Example(s)
    1. John seems awfully morose these days. There must be something really bothering him.

    2. The threat of job cuts is the source of Paula’s moroseness. It’s weighing very heavily on her mind.

    3. Stop being so morose about everything! Your continued negativity is bad for morale.