moroseness
Noun

moroseness (uncountable)

  1. Gloominess; sullenness; deep sadness.
    • 1845 October – 1846 June, Ellis Bell [pseudonym; Emily Brontë], Wuthering Heights: A Novel, volume VIII, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher, […], published December 1847, OCLC 156123328 ↗:
      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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