Sullen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsʌlən|  American pronunciation of the word sullen
Brit.  |ˈsʌlən|  British pronunciation of the word sullen
- showing a brooding ill humor (syn: dark, dour, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour)
a sullen crowd
- darkened by clouds (syn: heavy, lowering, threatening)

Examples

...sullen skies that matched our mood on the day of the funeral...

...sullen and bored at his in-laws' house, he couldn't wait for the holidays to end...

But his attitude of sullen grievance and simmering fury never abated fully.

...her sullen mood disaffirmed her repeated protestations that everything was just fine...

...the sullen teenager would give only a monosyllabic response to even the friendliest question...

The skies grew sullen and the air chillier, but it wasn't until the third day that the snow came.

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