Good evening, fellas! How was your day? I hope you had a good one :)
Tonight we’ll have a
#WOTD session. Today’s word is SATURNINE. Stay tuned, fellas!
Saturnine (adj.) is derived from French saturnin and Latin Sāturnus. It refers to the gloomy influence attributed to planet Saturn. It can be used to describe someone who’s gloomy and bitter.
Words synonymous to saturnine are melancholy, sullen, morose, and gloomy.
Words antonymous to saturnine are bright, cheerful, festive, friendly, and heartwarming
Here are some examples:
He is a saturnine man who speaks with precision and pedantic care.
He’s giving me a saturnine expression as I walk into the room.
Now, would you like to make an example with ‘saturnine’, fellas?
Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on June 11, 2016