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Definitions of saturnine

  1. Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; - the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Dull; gloomy; grave; heavy; as, a saturnine temper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Grave: gloomy: phlegmatic:-because the astrologers said that those born under the planet Saturn were so disposed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Grave; melancholy; dull. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Gloomy; morose; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Pertaining to Saturn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Supposed to be under the influence of Saturn; dull; heavy; phlegmatic; not easily susceptible of excitement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for saturnine

  1. We have, said Mr. Touris, and though he tried he could not keep the saturnine out of his voice- we have some things to talk over. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  2. In addition to these notable captures the torpedo boat, Porter, took the Spanish schooner, Antonio, laden with sugar for Havana, and the revenue cutter, Winona, added the Spanish steamer Saturnine to the list. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
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