Sulk meaning

sŭlk
To sulk is to be aloof or withdrawn or to show signs of being in a bad temper.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.

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To be sulky.
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To be sullenly aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest.
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A mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal.

Stayed home in a sulk; a case of the sulks.

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A sulky mood or state.
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A sulky person.
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A state of sulking.
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To express ill humor or offense by remaining sullenly silent or withdrawn.
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Origin of sulk

  • Back-formation from sulky
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary