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sulky

play
adjective \ˈsəl-kē\

Simple Definition of sulky

  • : angry or upset about something and refusing to discuss it with others

  • : often quiet and angry or upset

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sulky

sulkier

sulkiest

  1. 1a :  sulking or given to spells of sulkingb :  relating to or indicating a sulk <a sulky expression>

  2. 2 [2sulky] :  having wheels and usually a seat for the driver <a sulky plow>

sulkily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

sulkiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sulky in a sentence

  1. She is very sulky today.

  2. She's in a sulky mood.



Origin and Etymology of sulky

probably alteration of obsolete sulke sluggish


First Known Use: 1744

Synonym Discussion of sulky

sullen, glum, morose, surly, sulky, crabbed, saturnine, gloomy mean showing a forbidding or disagreeable mood. sullen implies a silent ill humor and a refusal to be sociable <remained sullen amid the festivities>. glum suggests a silent dispiritedness <a glum candidate left to ponder a stunning defeat>. morose adds to glum an element of bitterness or misanthropy <morose job seekers who are inured to rejection>. surly implies gruffness and sullenness of speech or manner <a typical surly teenager>. sulky suggests childish resentment expressed in peevish sullenness <grew sulky after every spat>. crabbed applies to a forbidding morose harshness of manner <the school's notoriously crabbed headmaster>. saturnine describes a heavy forbidding aspect or suggests a bitter disposition <a saturnine cynic always finding fault>. gloomy implies a depression in mood making for seeming sullenness or glumness <a gloomy mood ushered in by bad news>.

Other Vehicles Terms


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sulky

noun

Definition of sulky

plural

sulkies

  1. :  a light 2-wheeled vehicle (as for harness racing) having a seat for the driver only and usually no body



Origin and Etymology of sulky

probably from 1sulky; from its having room for only one person


First Known Use: 1756

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SULKY Defined for Kids

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sulky

play
adjective \ˈsəl-kē\

Definition of sulky for Students

sulkier

sulkiest

  1. 1 :  angry or upset by something but refusing to discuss it

  2. 2 :  often angry or upset




2

sulky

play
noun

Definition of sulky for Students

plural

sulkies

  1. :  a light vehicle with two wheels, a seat for the driver only, and usually no body





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