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sat·ur·nine

 (săt′ər-nīn′)
adj.
1. Having the temperament of one born under the supposed astrological influence of Saturn.
2.
a. Melancholy or sullen.
b. Having or marked by a tendency to be bitter or sardonic: a saturnine expression on his face.
3. Produced by absorption of lead.

sat′ur·nine′ly adv.
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saturnine

(ˈsætəˌnaɪn)
adj
1. having a gloomy temperament; taciturn
2. (Chemistry) archaic
a. of or relating to lead
b. having or symptomatic of lead poisoning
[C15: from French saturnin, from Medieval Latin sāturnīnus (unattested), from Latin Sāturnus Saturn, with reference to the gloomy influence attributed to the planet Saturn]
ˈsaturˌninely adv
saturninity n
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sat•ur•nine

(ˈsæt ərˌnaɪn)

adj.
1. sluggish or gloomy in temperament or appearance; somber; taciturn.
2. suffering from lead poisoning.
3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders.
sat′ur•nine`ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saturnine - bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
2.saturnine - showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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saturnine

adjective gloomy, grave, sombre, dour, morose, glum, taciturn, phlegmatic, uncommunicative He is a saturnine man who speaks with precision and pedantic care.
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saturnine

adjective
Broodingly and sullenly unhappy:
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Translations

saturnine

[ˈsætənaɪn] ADJsaturnino
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saturnine

[ˈsætərnaɪn] adj [looks, manner] → sévère
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saturnine

adj (liter)finster, düster
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saturnine

[ˈsætəˌnaɪn] adj (liter) → malinconico/a, taciturno/a
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En-Nesyri and Ziyech both forced saves from keeper Saturnin Allagbe before Benin took the lead through Adilehou's close-range volley following a corner.
Goalkeeper Saturnin Allagbe dived full length to his right to make two stunning fingertip saves in the opening period.Benin's best chance fell to Stephane Sessegnon, but the former Sunderland and West Brom midfielder struck a free-kick narrowly wide.