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1. Having the temperament of one born under the supposed astrological influence of Saturn.
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.
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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]
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1. sluggish or gloomy in temperament or appearance; somber; taciturn.
2. suffering from lead poisoning.
3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders.
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|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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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[ˈsætənaɪn] ADJ → saturnino
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saturnine[ˈsætərnaɪn] adj [looks, manner] → sévère
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saturnine[ˈsætəˌnaɪn] adj (liter) → malinconico/a, taciturno/a
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