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Meaning of SATURNINE

Pronunciation:  'satur`nIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing a brooding ill humor; "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"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
  2. [adj]  bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde

SATURNINE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dark, dour, glowering, glum, ill-natured, moody, morose, sarcastic, sour, sullen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sat"ur*nine\, a. [L. Saturnus the god Saturn, also,
the planet Saturn: cf. F. saturnin of or pertaining to lead
(Saturn, in old chemistry, meaning lead), saturnien
saturnine, saturnian. See {Saturn}.]
1. Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.

2. Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of
   {mercurial}; as, a saturnine person or temper. --Addison.

3. (Old Chem.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or
   resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.

{Saturnine colic} (Med.), lead colic.