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sat·ur·nine  audio  (str-nn) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Having the temperament of one born under the supposed astrological influence of Saturn.
    1. Melancholy or sullen.
    2. Having or marked by a tendency to be bitter or sardonic: a saturnine expression on his face.
  2. Produced by absorption of lead.


OTHER FORMS:
satur·ninely(Adverb)


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