Associations to the word «Sullen»


SULLEN, adjective. Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.
SULLEN, adjective. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
SULLEN, adjective. Sluggish; slow.
SULLEN, adjective. (obsolete) Lonely; solitary; desolate.
SULLEN, adjective. (obsolete) Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.
SULLEN, adjective. (obsolete) Obstinate; intractable.
SULLEN, noun. (obsolete) One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.
SULLEN, noun. Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness.

Dictionary definition

SULLEN, adjective. 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".
SULLEN, adjective. Darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky".

Wise words

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Alexander Pope