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sulk·y

 (sŭl′kē)
adj. sulk·i·er, sulk·i·est
1. Sullenly aloof or withdrawn.
2. Gloomy; dismal: sulky weather.
n. pl. sulk·ies
A light, open two-wheeled vehicle accommodating only the driver and drawn by one horse, used especially in harness racing.

[Perhaps alteration of obsolete sulke, sluggish, perhaps ultimately from Old English āsolcen, from past participle of āseolcan, to become sluggish. N., from its having only one seat .]

sulk′i·ly adv.
sulk′i·ness n.

sulky

(ˈsʌlkɪ)
adj, sulkier or sulkiest
1. sullen, withdrawn, or moody, through or as if through resentment
2. dull or dismal: sulky weather.
[C18: perhaps from obsolete sulke sluggish, probably related to Old English āseolcan to be lazy]
ˈsulkily adv
ˈsulkiness n

sulky

(ˈsʌlkɪ)
n, pl sulkies
(Automotive Engineering) a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person, usually drawn by one horse
[C18: from sulky1, because it can carry only one person]

sulk•y

(ˈsʌl ki)

adj. sulk•i•er, sulk•i•est, adj.
1. marked by or given to sulking; sullen; moody.
2. gloomy or dull: sulky weather.
n.
3. a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage for one person.
[1735–45; akin to Old English solcen- lazy (in solcennes laziness), Frisian (N dial.) sulkig sulky]
sulk′i•ly, adv.
sulk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sulky - a light two-wheeled vehicle for one personsulky - a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse
horse-drawn vehicle - a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
Adj.1.sulky - sullen or moody
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.sulky - moving slowly; "a sluggish stream"
slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
3.sulky - depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"

sulky

sulky

adjective
Broodingly and sullenly unhappy:
Translations
عابِس، مُتَجَهِّمعَبُوس
trucovitýzakaboněný
surmulende
kilpakärrytmurjottavapahantuulinen
naduren
fúll, önugur
すねた
부루퉁한
trucovitý
surig
ที่โกรธขึ้งไม่พูดไม่จา
hay giận dỗi

sulky

[ˈsʌlkɪ] ADJ (sulkier (compar) (sulkiest (superl))) [person, voice] → malhumorado, enfurruñado; [expression] → ceñudo, malhumorado
to be sulky about sthestar malhumorado or enfurruñado por algo, estar de mal humor por algo

sulky

[ˈsʌlki] adjboudeur/euse

sulky

1
adj (+er) answereingeschnappt, beleidigt; person, expression alsoschmollend; silencebeleidigt; to be/look sulky about somethingwegen etw beleidigt sein/aussehen; sulky mouthSchmollmund m

sulky

2
n (Sport) → Sulky nt

sulky

[ˈsʌlkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → imbronciato/a

sulk

(salk) verb
to show anger or resentment by being silent. He's sulking because his mother won't let him have an ice-cream.
ˈsulky adjective
sulking, or tending to sulk. in a sulky mood; a sulky girl.
ˈsulkily adverb
ˈsulkiness noun

sulky

عَبُوس trucovitý surmulende schmollend μουτρωμένος enfurruñado pahantuulinen boudeur naduren imbronciato すねた 부루퉁한 nukkig surmulende nadąsany amuado, emburrado мрачный surig ที่โกรธขึ้งไม่พูดไม่จา suratı asık hay giận dỗi 生气的
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I'm going to get Mary a new coat this fall, if the sulky plough's never paid for
But far more terrible is it to behold, when fathoms down in the sea, you see some sulky whale, floating there suspended, with his prodigious jaw, some fifteen feet long, hanging straight down at right-angles with his body, for all the world like a ship's jib-boom.
On the 1st August he sold the buggy and bought the remains of an old sulky--said he just wanted to see those green Tennesseans stare and gawk when they saw him come a-ripping along in a sulky--didn't believe they'd ever heard of a sulky in their lives.
Don't you think I had better take advantage of the confession, and begin and coax and entreat--even cry and be sulky if necessary--for the sake of a mere essay of my power?
He was always sent for at once when such a thing occurred and he always found, when he arrived, a white shaken boy lying on his bed, sulky and still so hysterical that he was ready to break into fresh sobbing at the least word.
Mamma shakes her head; and Miss Garth looks daggers; and Norah's as sulky as usual -- but if you say Yes, they must all three give way and let me do as I like.
Cruncher had no particular meaning in these sulky corroborations, but made use of them, as people not unfrequently do, to express general ironical dissatisfaction.
Drummle didn't say much, but in his limited way (he struck me as a sulky kind of fellow) he spoke as one of the elect, and recognized Mrs.
Talking of the latter, I suppose you have long since heard the news, that a sulky churlish boor has destroyed the ancient statue, or rather bas-relief, popularly called Robin of Redesdale.
If you ever get sulky with me again, or call me Miss Wylie, I will kill you.
I see that Basil is in one of his sulky moods, and I can't bear him when he sulks.
Indeed, she had quite a long argument with the Lory, who at last turned sulky, and would only say, `I am older than you, and must know better'; and this Alice would not allow without knowing how old it was, and, as the Lory positively refused to tell its age, there was no more to be said.