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Definition of saturnine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

saturnine

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsætənaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsætərnaɪn//
 
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(of a person or their face) looking serious and threatening Word Origin late Middle English (as a term in astrology): from Old French saturnin, from medieval Latin Saturninus ‘of Saturn’ (identified with lead by the alchemists and associated with slowness and gloom by astrologers).
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