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saturnine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word saturnine

(adj) bitter or scornful
Example Sentence
  • the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain

(adj) showing a brooding ill humor
Synonyms : dark , dour , glowering , glum , moody , morose , sour , sullen
Example Sentence
  • a dark scowl
  • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
  • a glum, hopeless shrug
  • he sat in moody silence
  • a morose and unsociable manner
  • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
  • a sour temper
  • a sullen crowd

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for saturnine

Saturn = Shani, Shani = makes wrong things happen in one's life (astronomically) so meaning = gloomy, unhappy, morose.Just remember saturns rings-->glommy,dull,faroff planet .
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by jot_beckham

If you are a party freak and At Nine of Saturday Night if you are still at home..then you will be gloomy! So from this we can get SATURday NINE!
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by dornap

nine rings of Saturn considered gloomy
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by logic87

The planet Saturn was believed to be made of LEAD. SATURNINE is the depression associated with lead poisoning.
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by dshefman

saturnine = satur( satru means enemy) + nine ; Those ppl who have nine enemy is always bad doing wrong things remains unhappy & attack by other right ppl.
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by shaktipada

SATURNINE or SULLEN - someone having a gloomy temperament.
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by pushpa_edit

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