Synonyms for pouting
- be cross
- be in bad mood
- be moody
- be petulant
- be sullen
- make a long face
- make a moue
- stick one's lip out
Antonyms for pouting
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POUTING
Giles has promised me none,” said Dennet, with a pouting lip, “nor Ambrose.
She had become the spoiled darling, pouting at him in half-pretended vexation.
"I 'm sure I wish for nothing better; but nobody minds me," said she, pouting.
"I suppose you boys will want to go off hunting," said May, pouting a little.
She challenged his flattery in her pouting self-depreciation.
Seeing her betters disagree, little Fly had taken her turn at pouting.
"But that is no answer to my question," said the Damsel, pouting.
"You've been gone a fortnight beyond the time," said the lady, pouting.
Her lips were red and pouting, and her teeth whiter than the lily.
The pouting appearance it then presents is very characteristic.
early 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dialectal puta "to be puffed out"), or Frisian (cf. East Frisian püt "bag, swelling," Low German puddig "swollen"); related via notion of "inflation" to Old English ælepute "fish with inflated parts," and Middle Dutch puyt, Flemish puut "frog," from hypothetical PIE imitative root *beu- suggesting "swelling" (see bull (n.2)). Related: Pouted; pouting. As a noun from 1590s.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POUTING
- out of sorts