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sulk

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intransitive verb \ˈsəlk\

Simple Definition of sulk

  • : to be angry or upset about something and to refuse to discuss it with other people

Full Definition of sulk

  1. :  to be moodily silent

Examples of sulk

  1. He went to sulk in his room.

  2. She has been sulking all day.



Origin of sulk

back-formation from sulky


First Known Use: 1781

Rhymes with sulk


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sulk

noun

Simple Definition of sulk

  • : a period of time when someone is angry or upset and refuses to speak

Full Definition of sulk

  1. 1 :  the state of one sulking —often used in plural <had a case of the sulks>

  2. 2 :  a sulky mood or spell <in a sulk>



SULK Defined for Kids

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sulk

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verb \ˈsəlk\

Definition of sulk

sulkedsulk·ing

  1. :  to be angry or irritable about something but childishly refuse to talk about it




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sulk

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noun

Definition of sulk

  1. 1 :  the state of a person who is sullenly silent or irritable <He has a case of the sulks.>

  2. 2 :  a sulky mood <She's in a sulk.>





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