sullenly


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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.
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 ?
Sullenly taking the offered lantern, old Fleece limped across the deck to the bulwarks; and then, with one hand dropping his light low over the sea, so as to get a good view of his congregation, with the other hand he solemnly flourished his tongs, and leaning far over the side in a mumbling voice began addressing the sharks, while Stubb, softly crawling behind, overheard all that was said.
They threatened him with bludgeon and knife until at last he acquiesced in their demands, though sullenly, and then Tarzan stepped close before Cadj.
The man swore sullenly. He went over to a corner and slowly began to put on his coat.
Thus spake I before the fire-dog: then did he interrupt me sullenly, and asked: "Church?
"I will not let it go, my father," he answered sullenly. "Are there not five of us with spears, and can we not fight two cats?
Then neither spoke more, but fell sternly to work--lunge and thrust and ward and parry--for two full hours the weapons smote together sullenly, and neither Robin Hood nor Sir Guy would yield an inch.
Michael lay down sullenly to one side, and took no part in the rush for the trough when permission was given.
In her two long narrow windows, the fire shone sullenly all day, and sullenly all night.
She beat the moss down impatiently, and muttered to herself sullenly.
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.
Snell, if you've a mind," said Jem, rather sullenly. "He's been robbed, and murdered too, for what I know," he added, in a muttering tone.
'I can't say anything else, sir; I was just robbed of it,' said John, in desperation, sullenly.