morose morose  /mə ˈroʊs/


  • (adj) showing a brooding ill humor


  1. Despite some negative reviews and a morose subject matter, the book became an instant bestseller.
  2. The party sympathizers are so unhappy and morose with the choice of the candidate running for Governor that analysts predict that there will be a huge crossover to the other side.
  3. The successive layoffs cast a shadow over the entire company and the employees were left unhappy, morose, even violent.


  1. Civil Wars: Hear 'The One That Got Away'

    By Grady Smith First song from upcoming self-titled album (due August 6) is a crackling, morose blues-rock ballad
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly

  2. Swing and a miss! Weiner beats on Mets during pitch for soccer in Queens

    The Mets’ opponents aren’t the ones beating up on the lackluster team. Morose Mets’ fan Anthony Weiner threw a bean ball at the Amazins’ during a Queens mayoral forum this morning. “I’m a pro-development Democrat. I think we should build and grow the city as we go and...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "I refuse to leave the abyss," Brooks wrote in March, during an exchange with fellow New York Times columnist Gail Collins. "I make Kierkegaard look like Kelly Ripa these days. I'm so morose. I'm going to have my Howard Beale moment."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: David Brooks Source: RealClearPolitics (blog)

  2. "It's hard not to acknowledge his sleazy side, which I do not have," Black said. "Nixon was in many ways a morose and very solitary figure, and I'm not."
    on Aug 12, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's something that it really can't be tolerated and he's absolutely morose about it," Riley said before his induction into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "I don't think he's that kind of person and I don't think he'll get...
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Pat Riley Source:

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