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Definition unhappy — often with a withdrawn personality
  • She drank alone in the corner, looking morose.
morose = unhappy
  • She's been morose and unsociable.
  • morose = unhappy
  • People avoid her because she's morose and moody.
  • morose = unhappy
  • She gets morose when she thinks about her failed marriage.
  • morose = unhappy
  • He was an irritable, grumbling, heavyset man with a morose face and sad eyes, which seemed to peer ahead into a bleak and miserable future;
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • morose = unhappy
  • I'd been careful to avoid all forms of moroseness, moping included.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • moroseness = unhappiness
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • There is nothing more appalling than a constantly morose child.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • morose = unhappy
  • On these occasions ... he abruptly cut off outside contacts and retired morosely into his shell.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • morosely = unhappily — often with a withdrawn personality
  • What reason have you to be morose?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • morose = unhappy
  • He was a gloomy, morose fellow, and he showed Curly plainly that all he desired was to be left alone
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • morose = unhappy
  • But I see I am becoming unduly introspective, and in a rather morose sort of way at that.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • morose = unhappy (and often withdrawn)
  • All of her copycat friends were following suit, casting off their J. Crew tweeds for ripped jeans and black clothes, trying to look morose and morbid in their BMWs and Mercedes.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • morose = unhappy
  • Though his eyes took note of many elements of the crowd through which he passed they did so morosely. He found trivial all that was meant to charm him and did not answer the glances which invited him to be bold. He knew that he would have to speak a great deal, to invent and to amuse and his brain and throat were too dry for such a task.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • morosely = unhappily — often with a withdrawn personality
  • Little Willie nodded morosely and answered, "Heard it myself."
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • morosely = unhappily
  • Only old Benjamin was much the same as ever, except for being a little grayer about the muzzle, and, since Boxer's death, more morose and taciturn than ever.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • morose = very unhappy
  • "I had him from an egg, yeh know," said Hagrid morosely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • morosely = with great sadness
  • Ferguson appeared to be a morose and silent man
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • morose = unhappy, often withdrawn personality
  • Mario noticed that this conversation made Enrique morose.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • morose = unhappy (and often withdrawn)
  • Hagrid was sitting alone in a corner, looking morose.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • morose = unhappy and withdrawn
  • The clay of White Fang had been moulded until he became what he was, morose and lonely, unloving and ferocious, the enemy of all his kind.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
morose = unhappy

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