obscure, severe, black, troubled, irritable, harsh, dingy, ill-natured, forbidding, ill-tempered, gruff, off-key, acrimonious, splenetic, crusty, lowering, non-white, dogged, sinister, crabbed, pertinacious, churlish, dark-skinned, benighted, false, off, coloured, sorry, temperamental, saturnine, rancid, unyielding, ill-humored, drear, tenacious, persistent, drab, turned, mumpish, snappish, threatening, happy, heavy
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
contemplative, discouraged, disconsolate, grim, dejected, anxious, downhearted, woeful, heartbroken, gloomy, lachrymose, sullen, despondent, dreary, depressed, disheartened, overcome, glum, mournful, despairing, miserable, anguished, joyless, moody, plaintive, wistful, sad, blue, melancholy, pensive, dispirited, dolorous
sullen (part of speech: adjective)
contrary, dour, dissociable, long-faced, crabby, broody, grouchy, unsociable, malevolent, hostile, moping, unfriendly, dark, grumpy, cross, fretful, sour, irascible, scowling, cynical, obstinate, beetle-browed, mean, petulant, surly, ungenial, uncooperative, cantankerous, noncooperative, sulky, frowning, glowering
hopeless (part of speech: adjective)
- The character of Morose in the " Silent Woman" is by no means an uncommon one. - "Devereux, Book I.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- One of the ladies may have said, " He is shaping very well, my dear," and the other replied, as is the morose privilege of an aunt, " He will never be as good as his father," but their hearts must have overflowed in the night, in the silence, in the darkness, when they thought of the living swiftness they had fashioned, and that dear fair head. - "Irish Fairy Tales", James Stephens.
- Outwardly, however, he remained the stern, unsmiling man, silent, morose, and anything but delightful as a daily companion. - "The Road to Understanding", Eleanor H. Porter.