sullenly


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

sul·len

 (sŭl′ən)
adj. sul·len·er, sul·len·est
1. Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky.
2. Gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent: sullen, gray skies.
3. Sluggish; slow: the sullen current of a canal.

[Middle English solein, from Anglo-Norman solein, alone, from sol, single, from Latin sōlus, by oneself alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

sul′len·ly adv.
sul′len·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sullenly - in a sullen manner; "he sat in his chair dourly"
Translations
بِتَجَهُّم، باكْفِهْرار
mrzutě
gnavent
önuglega
somurtarak

sullenly

[ˈsʌlənlɪ] ADVhoscamente
they stared sullenly at himle miraron hoscamente, con fijeza
the sullenly resentful expression on her facela expresión huraña y de resentimiento de su rostro

sullenly

[ˈsʌlənli] adv [say] → d'un ton maussade

sullenly

sullenly

[ˈsʌlənlɪ] advin modo indisponente

sullen

(ˈsalən) adjective
silent and bad-tempered. a sullen young man; a sullen expression.
ˈsullenly adverb
ˈsullenness noun
References in classic literature ?
Presently Ambrosch said sullenly in English: `You take them ox tomorrow and try the sod plough.
She beat the moss down impatiently, and muttered to herself sullenly.
At that instant of extreme danger, a dark hand and glancing knife appeared before him; the Indian released his hold, as the blood flowed freely from around the severed tendons of the wrist; and while Duncan was drawn backward by the saving hand of Uncas, his charmed eyes still were riveted on the fierce and disappointed countenance of his foe, who fell sullenly and disappointed down the irrecoverable precipice.
The three men were then cut down, all hands were turned to, and, sullenly worked by the moody seamen, the iron pumps clanged as before.
As he sullenly swam off, the boats flew to the rescue.
I knows I'm gwine to torment," said the woman, sullenly.
We dressed sullenly and in ill spirits, each accusing the other of oversleeping.
But Tom was uneasy, nevertheless, and was alarmed to see Joe go sullenly on with his dressing.
Mosquitoes came buzzing in and hummed sullenly round the room; the sea, which I could hear from thence, rumbled dull like an earthquake--black clouds were casting up over it; the moon was setting in the waves, broad and red, like a hot cannon-ball--she threw her last bloody glance over a world quivering with the ferment of tempest.
When he saw my horse's breast fairly pushing the barrier, he did put out his hand to unchain it, and then sullenly preceded me up the causeway, calling, as we entered the court, - 'Joseph, take Mr.
Solacing his indignation by an oath, Captain Wragge sullenly went into one of the parlors on the ground-floor to look after his wife.
The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowing sullenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice.