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- unhappy and/or annoyed and unwilling to speak, smile or be pleasant to people; sullen a morose expression
- Why are you so morose these days -
- what's depressing you?
- Aspect; appearance.
- He raised and answered the question with
- the dispassionate mien of a professor advising a student on a course of study.
- For her part, Amy soon learned
- to cloak her self-assurance and pride in her achievements in a modest mien. Here Mnemosyne shows her true face, and she is no young beauty. Not for her the unlined mien of the younger Muses.
- \AF-uh-buhl\, adjective: conversing with them in a free
- and friendly manner.
- Nonetheless, in view of the fact that Leon
- stated in the warrant exhorted me to make myself appear to be taciturn, melancholy and ugly.
- Johnny's father, while strict with his children, usually was affable and relaxed.
- There was even more joking than usual
- Saturday afternoon; he seemed to be in a
- particularly affable mood.
- \pro-KLIV-i-tee\, noun:
- A natural inclination; as, "he has a
- proclivity for exaggeration" life-long bibliophiles with a
- proclivity for accumulation, holed up in compact spaces in the intimate company of
- --"For Some, Acquiring Books Has
- Become a Compulsion," New York Times, July
- 6, 1997 township where I learned and trained and
- with a weird proclivity for intuitive math
- than it did with athletic talent.
- This natural proclivity of men to hurt each other.
- extremely silly or lacking real meaning or importance
- series on television these days.