Synonyms for sullen
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Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The sullen and sulky are discontented and resentful in regard to that against which they are too proud to protest, or consider all protest vain; sullen denotes more of pride, sulky more of resentful obstinacy. The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others. The sullen and sulky are for the most part silent; the morose growl out bitter speeches. A surly person is in a state of latent anger, resenting approach as intrusion, and ready to take offense at anything; thus we speak of a surly dog. Sullen and sulky moods may be transitory; one who is morose or surly is commonly so by disposition or habit.
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dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullenadjective
showing a brooding ill humor
"a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
pertinacious, heavy, forbidding, glum, dogged, dark, moody, non-white, temperamental, threatening, coloured, disconsolate, dark-skinned, black, gloomy, drear, benighted, off, blue, glowering, obscure, sour, sinister, turned, grim, saturnine, tenacious, off-key, dour, false, unyielding, sorry, drab, dingy, dreary, dismal, persistent, lowering, rancid, morose
heavy, lowering, sullen, threateningadjective
darkened by clouds
"a heavy sky"
ominous, laboured, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, forbidding, with child(p), sound, dark, wakeless, dense, grueling, dour, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), baleful, clayey, enceinte, minatory, menacing, grievous, glowering, fleshy, sour, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, saturnine, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, moody, morose, punishing, glum, gravid, big(p), minacious, lowering, leaden, sinister
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How to use sullen in a sentence?
Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts.
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for songWild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night longSad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong
He came across as a sullen, scary and Terminator-ish type.
Translations for sullen
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- dyster, mut, treven, mørk, tvær, vrangvilligDanish
- pahantuulinen, juro, synkeä, yrmeä, nyreä, ynseäFinnish
- lent, morne, maussade, moroseFrench
- gruamachScottish Gaelic
- մռայլ, խոժոռArmenian
- cupo, disarmante, pigro, astioso, tetro, lento, afflittoItalian
- sed tristesLatin
- whakamokeke, tukumaru, whakarikiriki, haumaruruMāori
- gemelijk, nors, traag, somberDutch
- trist, mutt, utilfreds, muggenNorwegian
- печальный, угрюмыйRussian
- мрзовољан, суморан, sumoran, mrzovoljanSerbo-Croatian
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