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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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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...

sull rhymes with dull.. sullen ~ dull n gloomy

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.

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

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