moribund, adj. 1. dying, near death, Latin, in extremis, on one's deathbed, at death's door; comatose, gravely ill, on one's last legs, with one foot in the grave, breathing one's last, Latin, in articulo mortis; fading, wasting away, failing, waning, ebbing.
2. stagnant, static, at a standstill, not progressing, not advancing.
morning, n. 1. dawn, daybreak, daylight, Archaic. dayspring, cockcrow, sunrise, sunup; Chiefly Literary. morn, ante meridiem, a.m., forenoon, Fr. matin, early part of the day, Archaic, morrow.
-adj. 2. matin, matinal, matutinal, antemeridian, forenoon.
morning star n. daystar, bright planet; Venus, Lucifer, Phosphor, Phosphorus.
moron, n. 1. retardate, Sl. retard, slow learner, Euph. special or exceptional student; (all collectively) the mentally handicapped, the educable mentally retarded, EMR, the trainable mentally handicapped, TMR.
2. Informal, idiot, imbecile, mooncalf, SI. zombie; simpleton, Simple Simon, saphead, noodle, cuckoo, Inf. jay; lamebrain, dimwit, nitwit, half-wit; dullard, dolt, dunce, Inf. deadhead, Sl. dummkopf, Inf. dummy, Sl. dodo, Sl. dope, Sl. dumbbell, Sl. dumbhead, Sl. meatball or meathead, ignoramus, know-nothing; Sl. blubberhead, oaf, clod, Sl. klutz, lubber, lout; blockhead, woodenhead, loggerhead, thickhead, Inf. chump, coot; mutton-head, fathead, numskull, beetle-head, bonehead, dunderhead, dunderpate, chucklehead, Inf. knucklehead, Sl. lunkhead, Inf. lardhead, Sl. stupidhead, Sl. goon; ass, donkey, fool, tomfool, goose, ninny, nincompoop, ninnyhammer, Sl. yo-yo; pinhead, Sl. birdbrain, featherbrain, scatterbrain, addle-brain, addle-head, rattlebrain, harebrain, Sl. ding-a-ling, Sl. ding-bat, Sl. flake; All Sl. jerk, retread, schmuck, boob, booby, nudnik.
morose, adj. sullen, saturnine, somber, sober, austere, severe, stern, taciturn, silent; glum, gloomy, grum, grim, frowning, scowling, dark, black, bleak, dismal, long-faced; lugubrious, atrabilious, atrabiliar, funereal, morbid, mournful, melancholy, sorrowful, doleful, dolorous, sad, unhappy, cheerless; sulky, poutful, pouting, mopish, in the doldrums, chapfallen, crestfallen, down in the mouth, down in the dumps, down, depressed, dejected, dispirited, hypochondriacal, hypochondriac; surly, cross, grouchy, crabbed, gruff, churlish, sour, vinegary, in a bad mood; moody, ill-humored, ill-natured, bad-tempered, cranky, crusty, crotchety, cantankerous, petulant, splenetic, spleenful, spleenish.
moroseness, n. sullenness, saturnineness, saturnity, morosity, somberness, soberness, austerity, severity, acerbity, taciturnity, silence; glumness, gloominess, grumness, grimness, bleakness, darkness, black looks; lugubriousness, atrabiliousness, morbidity, sorrowfulness, dolefulness, dolorousness, sadness, unhappiness, cheerlessness; sulkiness, mopishness, depression, dejection; sourness, surliness, crossness, grouchiness, gruffness, churlishness, crabbedness, bad mood; moodiness, ill humor, spleen, crankiness, crotchetiness, cantankerousness, petulance.
morrow, n. tomorrow, the next day, Fr. demain, It. domani, Ger. morgen, Sp. manana; morning, dawn, daybreak; future, time ahead, time to come, eventuality, Inf. down the road, Inf. down the pike.
morsel, n. 1. bite, mouthful, spoonful, chew, Dial, chaw; sip, sup, nip, drink, draught, shot, Inf. swig, Sl. hit, Sl. slug; taste, flavor, soupgon, sample, sampling, hint, suggestion, idea.