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Related to morosely: wistfulness, resignedly


 (mə-rōs′, mô-)
Sullenly melancholy; gloomy.

[Latin mōrōsus, peevish, from mōs, mōr-, self-will, caprice, manner; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·rose′ly adv.
mo·rose′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.morosely - in a morose manner; "he fell morosely on the bed"
drungalega, önuglega


[məˈrəʊslɪ] ADVmalhumoradamente, morbosamente


[məˈrəʊslɪ] advcupamente


(məˈrəus) adjective
angry and silent.
moˈrosely adverb
moˈroseness noun
References in classic literature ?
He knew that in her heart his aunt was on her knees to him, and he was morosely gratified by the consciousness of it.
The man on the floor, then turning his bead round again, said morosely, "Well
The talk continued on the same subject for a long time--the harmfulness of a household dividing up--and it was clearly not an abstract discussion but concerned the question of a separation in that house; a separation demanded by the second son who sat there morosely silent.
It was quarrelsome, and hissed and spluttered morosely at the fire.
He watched her morosely and without intention of speaking, till he saw her take a rifle from the stand, examine the magazine, and start for the door.
Collins nodded at Michael, who stood several feet back of him, morosely regarding the various activities of the arena.
He had eaten silently, almost morosely, his silence emulated by the noiseless Asiatic who had served him.
So he followed morosely at Beauty Smith's heels, his tail between his legs, yet snarling softly under his breath.
The steward having withdrawn morosely, he was not surprised to hear the mate strike the usual note.
And holding my nose, I went morosely through all yesterdays and to-days: verily, badly smell all yesterdays and to-days of the scribbling rabble!
Levin said in French to Stepan Arkadyevitch, scowling morosely.
Then the wretched boy looked cautiously up and found her gone, crept out of bed, fastened his door, and threw himself upon his pillow again: tearing his hair, morosely crying, grudgingly loving her, hatefully but impenitently spurning himself, and no less hatefully and unprofitably spurning all the good in the world.