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sulky

[ suhl-kee ]SEE DEFINITION OF sulky

Synonyms for sulky

  • 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
  • sulking
  • withdrawn
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Antonyms for sulky

  • cheerful
  • happy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SULKY

If I bear marks, y'ought to see the antelope; and the sulky!

“Eleven years,” was the answer, after a moment of sulky hesitation.

But this sulky, slave-driving cub must needs force the quarrel from the start.

He would give the roan a flick, and his sulky would flash by.

Gene and Clark came in, sulky still, and inclined to snappishness when they did speak.

She kissed me affectionately, and on seeing my sulky face asked if I was not satisfied.

Arthur paused, looked at him angrily, but was too sore and sulky to reply.

"If it's a dog race, there won't be any price on him," was the sulky response.

"Ought to git 'em some eyeglasses then," was the sulky response.

You could go, too, Miss Dorcas, but the sulky seat's too narrer for three.

WORD ORIGIN

"sullen," 1744, probably from Old English asolcen "idle, lazy, slow," from past participle of aseolcan "become sluggish, be weak or idle" (related to besylcan "be languid"), from Proto-Germanic *seklanan (cf. Middle High German selken "to drop, fall").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SULKY

angrier

adjectivebeing mad, often extremely mad
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