Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being sulky; sullenness; moroseness.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being sulky; sullenness; moroseness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being sulky.
  • noun countable The result or product of being sulky.

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

  • noun a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal
  • noun a feeling of sulky resentment
  • noun a sullen moody resentful disposition

Etymologies

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From sulky +‎ -ness

Examples

  • He was in that state of highly respectful sulkiness which is peculiar to English servants.

    The Woman in White

  • But a kind of sulkiness kept him away from her, so she thought he disliked her.

    Women in Love

  • He was in that state of highly respectful sulkiness which is peculiar to English servants.

    The Woman in White

  • He was in that state of highly respectful sulkiness which is peculiar to

    The Woman in White

  • "Ecoutez!" she went on, drawing near and speaking in her most confidential and coaxing tone; for my "sulkiness" was inconvenient to her: she liked me to be in a talking and listening mood, even if I only talked to chide and listened to rail.

    Villette

  • a kind of sulkiness that often appeared in him, as one of the little symptoms of inward trouble.

    The Marble Faun - Volume 2 The Romance of Monte Beni

  • After years of suppressing his famous sulkiness, Mr. Moss let everyone know how disappointed he was that New England hadn't offered him a new contract.

    Patriots Become New Team Turmoil

  • There was no trace of sulkiness in the divine face.

    Burton’s First Encounter with Taylor

  • Terms & Expressions: la bouderie (f) = sulkiness, (fit of the) sulks bouder quelqu'un = to refuse to have anything to do with someone avoir des succès de boudoir = to be successful with women un boudoir = a private sitting room; also a finger-shaped cookie or cake known in English as a "ladyfinger"

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  • Terms & Expressions: la bouderie (f) = sulkiness, (fit of the) sulks bouder quelqu'un = to refuse to have anything to do with someone avoir des succès de boudoir = to be successful with women un boudoir = a private sitting room; also a finger-shaped cookie or cake known in English as a "ladyfinger"

    French Word-A-Day:

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