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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 ?
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!
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.
Levin said in French to Stepan Arkadyevitch, scowling morosely.
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 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.
Collins nodded at Michael, who stood several feet back of him, morosely regarding the various activities of the arena.
So he followed morosely at Beauty Smith's heels, his tail between his legs, yet snarling softly under his breath.
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.
He had eaten silently, almost morosely, his silence emulated by the noiseless Asiatic who had served him.
The steward having withdrawn morosely, he was not surprised to hear the mate strike the usual note.
As things stand today, the party's enduring images of the last few months are: a) empty chairs in the Lahore Charing Cross jalsa; b) a defeated Jahangir Tareen sitting morosely with his son as the shock results of Lodhran poured in; and c) Imran Khan sitting with his veiled wife as controversy swirled around the date of his wedding.
The baritone soloist has the most work to do and Leigh Melrose delivered a bravura performance both vocally - powerfully riding over the top of chorus and orchestra in declamatory passages - and by body-language, bringing to life a morosely drunken monk.