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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.

sullen

(ˈsʌlən)
adj
1. unwilling to talk or be sociable; sulky; morose
2. sombre; gloomy: a sullen day.
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary sluggish; slow: a sullen stream.
4. obsolete threatening
n
(plural) archaic a sullen mood
[C16: perhaps from Anglo-French solain (unattested), ultimately related to Latin sōlus alone]
ˈsullenly adv
ˈsullenness n

sul•len

(ˈsʌl ən)

adj.
1. showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
2. persistently and silently ill-humored; morose.
3. indicative of gloomy ill humor.
4. gloomy or dismal, as weather or a sound.
5. sluggish, as a stream; slow.
6. Obs. malignant, as planets or influences.
[1565–75; probably < Anglo-French *solein, alter., after sol sole1, of Old French soltain, soutain < Late Latin sōlitānus (see solitary, -an1)]
sul′len•ly, adv.
sul′len•ness, n.
syn: See glum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sullen - showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.sullen - darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"

sullen

sullen

adjective
1. Broodingly and sullenly unhappy:
2. Characterized by or expressive of a foreboding somberness:
Translations
مُتَجَهِّم الوَجْه، مُكْفَهِر
mrzutý
dystergnavenmørk
nyreäsynkeäynseäyrmeä
fÿldur, fullur af ólund
niaurumas
īgns

sullen

[ˈsʌlən] ADJ
1. (= moody) [person, expression, voice] → hosco, huraño
the men lapsed into a sullen silencelos hombres se sumieron en un hosco silencio
2. (= leaden) [sky, landscape] → plomizo, triste

sullen

[ˈsʌlən] adjrenfrogné(e), maussade

sullen

adj
(= morose)mürrisch, missmutig, verdrießlich; behaviourunfreundlich, mürrisch; silencemürrisch
(liter) landscape, sky etcdüster, finster

sullen

[ˈsʌlən] adjindisponente; (sky) → cupo/a
to have a sullen face → avere il viso imbronciato

sullen

(ˈsalən) adjective
silent and bad-tempered. a sullen young man; a sullen expression.
ˈsullenly adverb
ˈsullenness noun

sullen

a. malhumorado-a; resentido-a.