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sullen

sul·len

sullen

 
 
pronunciation:
suh ln
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: silently indicating resentment or bad temper.
She gave him a sullen look, and he realized it was not a good time to make his request.He was in a sullen mood after hearing the news.
synonyms:
morose
similar words:
angry, cross, dour, glowering, glum, resentful, sour
definition 2: frequently bad-tempered and stubbornly silent.
The sullen boy in the back row refused to answer any question put to him by the teacher.
synonyms:
bad-tempered, sulky
antonyms:
cheerful
similar words:
bilious, choleric, crabbed, cranky, cross, disagreeable, dour, dyspeptic, grouchy, grumpy, ill-natured, irritable, mean, moody, peevish, saturnine, surly
definition 3: dark, gloomy, or dispiriting.
There was a sullen atmosphere in the waiting room.
synonyms:
dark, dismal, gloomy, somber
similar words:
black, cheerless, depressing, dour, dreary, moody, morose
derivations: sullenly (adv.), sullenness (n.)
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