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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Looking sad and serious, especially in a threatening way. Sullen and disinclined to change.

Usage examples (34)
  • ‘By the way, I call the saturnine one … O’Hara … a “dark Celt.”
  • Bonus points for casual use of the word "saturnine," however.
  • Her husband, joining us when she was in full tide of eloquence, smiled at me with a kind of saturnine mirth.
  • Were it not so, this would be a saturnine world indeed. for more
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