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 for saturnine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saturnine \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.
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     2. Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of
        mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper. --Addison.
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     3. (Old Chem.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or
        resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.
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     Saturnine colic (Med.), lead colic.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy,
             and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
      2: 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" [syn: dark,
         dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine,
         sour, sullen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "saturnine":
     black, bleak, crabbed, dark, dismal, dour, drear, drearisome,
     dreary, funebrial, funereal, gloomy, glum, grave, gray, grim,
     moping, morose, reserved, serious, silent, solemn, somber,
     sombrous, staid, sulky, surly, taciturn, triste, ugly,
     uncommunicative, weariful, wearisome, weary

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