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sullen

adjective

1 sullen

Showing a brooding ill humor:
— A sullen crowd.

synonyms: dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour.

Roget 901a: sullen, sulky; ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-affected, ill-disposed; grouty [U.S.]; in an ill temper, in a bad temper, in a shocking temper, in an ill humor, in a bad humor, in a shocking humor; ... show more

Roget 606: obstinate, tenacious, stubborn, obdurate, casehardened; inflexible etc. (hard) 323; balky; immovable, unshakable, not to be moved; ... show more

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more

Roget 895: discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered; impolite, unpolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ... show more

Polish: posępny, chmurny, ponury



2 sullen

Darkened by clouds.

synonyms: heavy, lowering, threatening.


Moby thesaurus: antisocial, at odds, autistic, averse, bad-tempered, balking, balky, bashful, beetle-browed, bigoted, black, black-browed, brooding, broody, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, cantankerous, case-hardened, chapfallen ... show more.

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