HyperDic: saturnine

English > 2 senses of the word saturnine:
ADJECTIVEallsaturninebitter or scornful
allsaturnine, dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, sour, sullenshowing a brooding ill humor
English > saturnine: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbitter or scornful.
Example"the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
BroadersarcasticExpressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
Spanishmordaz, sardónico, saturnino
English > saturnine: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing a brooding ill humor.
Example "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
Synonymsdark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, sour, sullen
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanishadusto, agrio, austero, desabrido, hosco, lúgubre, malhumorado, retraïdo, saturnino, sombrío, taciturno
Catalanadust, agre, auster, esquerp, lúgubre, retret, sorrut, taciturn

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