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sulk

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verb \ˈsəlk\

Definition of sulk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be moodily silent

Examples of sulk in a Sentence

  1. He went to sulk in his room.

  2. She has been sulking all day.

Origin and Etymology of sulk

back-formation from sulky


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sulk

noun

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

Examples of sulk in a Sentence

  1. a child sitting in a sulk over a minor disagreement

First Known Use of sulk

1804



SULK Defined for English Language Learners

sulk

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verb

Definition of sulk for English Language Learners

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

sulk

noun

Definition of sulk for English Language Learners

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


SULK Defined for Kids

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sulk

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verb \ˈsəlk\

Definition of sulk for Students

sulked

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sulking

  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 for Students

  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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