\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈninəd.ē, -ətē, -i\ noun (-es)
: the quality or state of being saturnine

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  • saturninity — n. gloominess, moroseness, sullenness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saturninity — sat·ur·nin·i·ty …   English syllables

  • saturnine — saturninely, adv. saturnineness, saturninity /sat euhr nin i tee/, n. /sat euhr nuyn /, adj. 1. sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn. 2. suffering from lead poisoning, as a person. 3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders. [1400 50; …   Universalium

  • acerbity — *acrimony, asperity Analogous words: sourness, acidity, tartness (see corresponding adjectives at SOUR): crabbedness, surliness, dourness, saturninity (see corresponding adjectives at SULLEN): bitterness, acridity (see corresponding adjectives at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • taciturnity — n 1. reticence, uncommunicativeness, unconversableness, reserve, shyness; quietness, silence, silentness, tacitness, speechlessness, voicelessness, muteness; distantness, aloofness, stand offishness, unsociability, unsociableness. 2. dourness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • gloom — [n1] melancholy, depression anguish, bitterness, blue devils*, blue funk*, blues*, catatonia, chagrin, cheerlessness, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, discouragement, dismals, distress, doldrums, dolor,… …   New thesaurus

  • silence — [n] absence of sound, speech blackout, calm, censorship, dead air, death, dumbness, hush, hush hush*, inarticulateness, iron curtain*, laconism, lull, muteness, noiselessness, peace, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, quietus, reserve,… …   New thesaurus

  • saturnine —   a. melancholy; taciturn; Medicine, pertaining to lead poisoning.    ♦ saturninity, n.    ♦ saturnism, n. archaic, lead poisoning …   Dictionary of difficult words

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