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See definition of sulking on Dictionary.com
  • as insulky
  • as insullen

synonyms for sulking

  • brooding
  • mean
  • moody
  • sour
  • cheerless
  • crabby
  • depressed
  • dismal
  • dour
  • fretful
  • frowning
  • gloomy
  • glum
  • gruff
  • grumpy
  • ill-humored
  • irritable
  • moping
  • morose
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • pouting
  • pouty
  • sourpussed
  • withdrawn

antonyms for sulking

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • agreeable
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • friendly
  • gentle
  • happy
  • joyful
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • grinning
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How to use sulking in a sentence

One day last week, when the mercury was sulking at zero, three lambs arrived on the place.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
If, as has been said, a man cuts a ridiculous figure when he is sulking, my appearance must have been truly laughable.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
He did not intend to be herded into the gloomy company of a lot of beaten and sulking Welsh nationalists!
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
The upper classes were either helpless and sulking, or helpless and smiling artificially.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
It should not be inferred that the non-commissioned giant went sulking about his work.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
The most heroic cannot pose as being too elevated above their fellows, or they will be left like Achilles sulking in his tent.
THE LIFE OF GORDON, VOLUME IDEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
In two minutes the brown was sulking, and it took severe spurring to bring him back to the corral.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
If the tables encounter preoccupied minds or nervous excitement, they go into a sulking mood.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
As the doctor said, he was lying sulking, and would not move forward towards convalescence.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
Cleremont was evidently sulking under the sarcasm passed on him, and took up his cue to play with a bad grace.
THAT BOY OF NORCOTT'SCHARLES JAMES LEVER
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WORDS RELATED TO SULKING

  • brooding
  • cheerless
  • crabby
  • depressed
  • dismal
  • dour
  • fretful
  • frowning
  • gloomy
  • glum
  • gruff
  • grumpy
  • ill-humored
  • irritable
  • mean
  • moody
  • moping
  • morose
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • pouting
  • pouty
  • sour
  • sourpussed
  • sulking
  • withdrawn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.