Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a pouting or sullen manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a pouting, or a sullen, manner.

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  • adverb In a pouting manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with a pout or in a pouting manner

Etymologies

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From pouting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • After rhinoplasty, she has reinvented herself in London as a glitzy columnist and now returns in babelicious triumph to the old stamping ground, where she employs her ex-boyfriend Andy (Luke Evans) to do up the family home for a quick sale, and begins an affair with eyeliner-wearing pop star Ben Sergeant, poutingly played by Dominic Cooper.

    Tamara Drewe

  • She wore no makeup, not even lipstick, and smoked poutingly, her cheeks deeply hollowed on the inhale and her exhale delivered with a certain dismissive vehemence, upward from the side of her mouth.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • A gay salutation passed between her and Mr. Crimsworth; she chid him, half playfully, half poutingly, for being late; her voice (I always take voices into the account in judging of character) was lively — it indicated, I thought, good animal spirits.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • That poutingly kissable mouth was set firmly as the two of them got into the private lift to go up one floor to his apartment.

    Pregnant by the Millionaire

  • She wore no makeup, not even lipstick, and smoked poutingly, her cheeks deeply hollowed on the inhale and her exhale delivered with a certain dismissive vehemence, upward from the side of her mouth.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • "You took me like a she-tarsk, " she said, poutingly.

    Renegades Of Gor

  • Gila met him with fluttering delight, poutingly reproaching him for not writing oftener, calling him to order for looking solemn, adoringly pretty herself in a little frilly pink frock that gave her the look of

    The Witness

  • "Then, papa," I said, poutingly, "I mayn't go with you this afternoon?"

    The Story of the White-Rock Cove

  • "I want you to teach my pug tricks," continued Blanche poutingly.

    A Heart-Song of To-day

  • I remember perfectly that she failed entirely in convincing _me_ that the dark, somber flower was half as beautiful as my pretty cream-tinted blossom, and, if I mistake not, you were but poutingly satisfied with the substitute.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

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