moroseness

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morose +‎ -ness

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moroseness (uncountable)

  1. Gloominess; sullenness; deep sadness.
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Chapter VIII
      He acquired a slouching gait and ignoble look; his naturally reserved disposition was exaggerated into an almost idiotic excess of unsociable moroseness; and he took a grim pleasure, apparently, in exciting the aversion rather than the esteem of his few acquaintance.

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