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synonyms for sullenness

  • acrimony
  • anger
  • gloominess
  • moodiness
  • moroseness
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How to use sullenness in a sentence

He will feel sorry and awkward enough, without reproach, sullenness, or cold looks from you.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
In his fits of resentful sullenness, he hinted an intention of retiring from the Court.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
As for Laura, she continued in her sullenness, anticipating with resentment the assault about to be made upon her soul.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
He remained perfectly silent, but I could see sullenness growing on his face.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
"I knows what you wants, an' I knows I don' know nothin' 'tall 'bout it," she objected, her sullenness a patent defiance.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
The girl's face took an expression of distrust and sullenness.
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'SFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
He knew, now, why the other cave-men imprisoned here wore constant expressions of aloof sullenness.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE
His passenger sat on the rail and gave the pacing captain occasional glances in which irony and sullenness were mingled.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
He would make no reply whatever to their questions, but still gazed downwards in reckless sullenness.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
An aspect of sullenness is frequently the result of shyness and does not indicate unwillingness to work or a bad temper.
THE EXPERT MAID-SERVANTCRISTINE TERHUNE HERRICK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SULLENNESS

  • acerbity
  • acrimony
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crabbiness
  • crossness
  • difficulty
  • disagreeableness
  • irascibility
  • irritability
  • meanness
  • moroseness
  • peevishness
  • roughness
  • sharpness
  • sourness
  • sullenness
  • tartness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.