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adj. Lonely; solitary; desolate. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding. Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious. Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose. Obstinate; intractable. Heavy; dull; sluggish.


Syn. - Sulky; sour; cross; ill-natured; morose; peevish; fretful; ill-humored; petulant; gloomy; malign; intractable. - Sullen, Sulky. Both sullen and sulky show themselves in the demeanor. Sullenness seems to be an habitual sulkiness, and sulkiness a temporary sullenness. The former may be an innate disposition; the latter, a disposition occasioned by recent injury. Thus we are in a sullen mood, and in a sulky fit.


 - n. One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit. pl. Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens.


 - vb. To make sullen or sluggish.

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