Sullen definitions

sŭl'ən
Gloomy; dismal; sad; depressing.
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Showing resentment and ill humor by morose, unsociable withdrawal.
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Somber; dull.

Sullen colors.

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Slow-moving; sluggish.
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Baleful; threatening.
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Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky.
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Gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent.

Sullen, gray skies.

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Sluggish; slow.

The sullen current of a canal.

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Sullen means being withdrawn and appearing sad.

An example of sullen is a child who dropped an ice cream on the ground.

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The definition of sullen is something that appears dull or dark.

An example of sullen is the black or dark clothing at a funeral.

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Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.
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Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness.

To have the sullens.

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Origin of sullen

From Middle English solein, from Anglo-Norman solein (“alone"), from sole (“single, sole, alone"), from Latin sōlus (“by oneself alone"). The change in meaning from "single" to morose occurred in Middle English.