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sullen - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sullen

(adj) showing a brooding ill humor
Synonyms : dark , dour , glowering , glum , moody , morose , saturnine , sour
Example Sentence
  • a dark scowl
  • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
  • a glum, hopeless shrug
  • he sat in moody silence
  • a morose and unsociable manner
  • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
  • a sour temper
  • a sullen crowd

(adj) darkened by clouds
Synonyms : heavy , lowering , threatening
Example Sentence
  • a heavy sky

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sullen

Your face is SWOLLEN ( by some insect bite ) and so you feel SULLEN
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by rdrd

sullen....sull..soul..sole..sole means alone...so a person who leaves alone.. doesnot hv any social contact..such a person always lives in anxiety and live a dark and lonly life....so he remains silent...and show a BROOding ILL HUMER...
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by preetisoni2411

sull rhymes with dull.. sullen ~ dull n gloomy
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by namaskar

sullen..sull+en..SULLMAN.khan....who life is surrounded by dark clouds..after the recent verdict that he may have to live in JAIL FOR FEW YEARS becoz of his chinkara killing case.
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by preetisoni2411

something like sullied. i.e., tarnished, darkened.
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by garrulous

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