American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be sullenly aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest.
- n. A mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal: stayed home in a sulk; a case of the sulks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Languid; slow; dull; of goods, hard to sell.
- To be sulky; indulge in a sullen or sulky mood; be morose or glum.
- To keep still when hooked: said of a fish.
- n. A state of sulkiness; sullen fit or mood: often in the plural: as, to be in a sulk or in the sulks; to have a fit of the sulks.
- n. A furrow.
- To furrow; plow.
- n. a state of sulking.
- v. to express ill humor or offense by remaining sullenly silent or withdrawn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A furrow.
- v. To be silently sullen; to be morose or obstinate.
- v. be in a huff and display one's displeasure
- n. a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal
- Back-formation from sulky1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Only if I would have let my common sense exceed my sense of humor and utilized it at that the time when it actually mattered, today it would have been a different story altogether….*sulk, sulk, sulk*….now don’t you guys think that I am jealous or something.”
“Not with a ten-word sulk about how aweful it is you have to take a few minutes from your life to write a few paragraphs.”
“They kind of sulk during hot summers then perk up to show off in early spring.”
“You have to get over the 'sulk' and get back onto something.”
“Beryl's "sulk" had grown, like the gathering clouds of an impending storm, into a big gloom that did not lighten even when, after dinner, the girls were left alone in the library with their beloved "one thousand and seventy-four" books.”
“According to the BBC's gardening wizards it will "sulk" if it is planted in heavy clay or shale.”
“There will always be times the Captain and Coach disagree, but Smith seems to "sulk" when decisions are made that he does not agree with 100% ...”
“He said his dog loved going to the pub after work with him and would "sulk" if he left her in the van or took her home while he went there during her ban.”
“I sulked for a day or two, but my sulk was not having the desired effect on my dad.”
“Its such a sad testament to our 2 party system that one of them are in the midst of such a shock after the election that all they can do is two things, sulk, and bad mouth.”
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