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Related to sulkiness: sulkily, sulkier


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 Sullenly aloof or withdrawn.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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sulkiness - a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawalsulkiness - a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal; "stayed home in a sulk"
humour, mood, temper, humor - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
2.sulkiness - a feeling of sulky resentment
bitterness, rancor, rancour, resentment, gall - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
3.sulkiness - a sullen moody resentful disposition
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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[ˈsʌlkɪnɪs] Nmal humor m, enfurruñamiento m


nSchmollen nt; the sulkiness of his expressionsein eingeschnappter or schmollender Gesichtsausdruck


[ˈsʌlkɪnɪs] nmusoneria


(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
References in classic literature ?
He was in that state of highly respectful sulkiness which is peculiar to English servants.
She was born the merriest of maids, but, being a student of her face, learned anon that sulkiness best becomes it, and so she has struggled and prevailed.
Well, I'm sorry for it,' replied he, with more of sulkiness than contrition: 'what more would you have?
Furthermore, he is rendered obstinate by a sulkiness occasionally incident to his temper, and brought on at present by the inadequate sensation which he conceives to have been produced in the bosom of Mrs.
I wish there may not be a little sulkiness of temper--her poor mother had a good deal; but we must make allowances for such a child--and I do not know that her being sorry to leave her home is really against her, for, with all its faults, it was her home, and she cannot as yet understand how much she has changed for the better; but then there is moderation in all things.
It exasperated him because it showed that she was not listening to anything he said, and yet, if he was silent, she reproached him for sulkiness.
Baggs impenetrably wrapped up in dignified sulkiness.
I saw she was sorry for his persevering sulkiness and indolence: her conscience reproved her for frightening him off improving himself: she had done it effectually.