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Synonyms for moroseness

a gloomy ill-tempered feeling

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a sullen moody resentful disposition

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I managed to overcome my feelings of moroseness about the monetisation of our souls (listening to Justin Bieber is very uplifting), however, and do some gauging of the public's musical mood myself.
One minute Eela comes across as a cool and modern mom, but the next she meanders into moroseness, hovering like a helicopter (the movie's title comes from this) over Vivaan.
An older sailor voices a similar feeling: '"Nobody can resist that man,' Jorgenson muttered to himself with increasing moroseness. 'I couldn't'" (387).
One soldier claims to suffer from "melancholia", saying he's unfit to go on (shades of the mad Major in Dances With Wolves ); another, a callow West Point lieutenant (shades of Ulzana's Raid ), sinks into moroseness after killing a man for the first time.
Wedd moved from moroseness through ardour to delirium, marshalling his developing Heldentenor vocal resources cleverly, and coping well with all the physical distortions this production imposes upon his body.
Summary: It seems that the moroseness grips the country obstinately.
One of the implications of the tension between innovation and maintaining the status quo at HEG was the moroseness of the strategy process.
"We think that, as you often get with people when they're not playing, a moroseness and lethargy set in when in the quietness of the flat," says the playwright.
The group is tough but I think that when I get over this initial moroseness, I'll be absolutely fine."
And to mutter: "Oh dear." But, looking back on the year that's drawing to an end, how ill-founded that moroseness is for it has been a momentous time.
From the materia medica: absentminded while talking; cheerfulness and gaiety; happiness alternating with moroseness; painful sense of humiliation; mirth, hilarity, liveliness; remorse, persistent thoughts of the future.
Although The House of the Seven Gables is a lighter novel than its predecessor, The Scarlet Letter, and Hawthorne admits that there was more sunshine in this work, we also detect shades of moroseness, associated with the effect of past sins that cannot be undone.
His being a kill-joy' speaks volumes of his inflexible moroseness in the face of the innocent joys of life.
Going well beyond his documentation of failing flesh and faltering minds, Miller attributes a host of pejorative attitudes and habits to old age: "meanness, avarice, cowardice, peevishness, irascibility, moroseness, whining, ...