- To sulk is to be aloof or withdrawn or to show signs of being in a bad temper.
When you sit around pouting after you have lost a game, this is an example of to sulk.
sulk definition by Webster's New World
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to be sulky
Origin: back-formation ; from sulky
- a sulky mood or statealso the sulks
- a sulky person
sulk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb sulked, sulk·ing, sulks
To be sullenly aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest.noun
A mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal: stayed home in a sulk; a case of the sulks.
Origin: Back-formation from sulky1.