sullen

[s_ˈʌ_l_ə_n], [sˈʌlən], [sˈʌlən]

Definitions of sullen:

  1.   Inclined to be alone; ill- humored: as, a sullen disposition; dismal; heavy; gloomy; as, a sullen sky. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; in ill humour; mischievous; obstinate; intractable; dark; dull. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Sullenly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Gloomily angry and silent: malignant: dark: dull. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Of an unsociable morose disposition; gloomily silent and angry; cloudy; dismal. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Sullenness. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   Gloomily angry; obstinate. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for sullen:

  1. We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen he will hear our sighs. – Saint Augustine
  2. Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance- the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen – Thomas Carlyle
  3. Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone; He, just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me, He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile, Lord! how sullen he would be! – William Cartwright
  4. Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen – Willa Cather
  5. The heart which finds life in material wealth is usually certain to go farther and seek for more in the satisfaction of base and sullen appetites. – George A. Smith

Usage examples for sullen:

  1. As he listened his sullen face became good tempered, and at last he said, in a gentle tone, " Jack, I'm quite ready to begin if you are." ” – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  2. The Indians were in a sullen threatening mood; it was difficult to extract any information, and Flett was alone. ” – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  3. She remained silent and sullen – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  4. “ Ruby's face was excited though sullen – The Man Who Wins by Robert Herrick
  5. She's turned sullen now. ” – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  6. She made a determination, sullen like a child, to ride on and on into the wilderness, and let fate take care of her. ” – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  7. “ No, sullen group of shadows, No! ” – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  8. He looked long into her tense face and then muttered, with the sullen despair of the sick: " I don't know. ” – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. In wet, sullen misery he returned with Joe to the horses. ” – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  10. “ For this sullen muttering I had to go without my breakfast; and after breakfast was over, I was made to beg Cousin Josiah's pardon; but I did not beg it in my heart- not a bit- only with my lips, just repeating the words I was told to say; and from that time I never spoke one word to him, nor looked at him, if I could help it. ” – Letters from a Cat by Helen Jackson

Rhymes for sullen:

  • cullan, cullen, mullen;

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