1 showing a brooding ill humor; "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"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" [syn: dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour]
EtymologyMiddle English solein, from Anglo-Norman solein ("alone"), from sol ("single"), from Latin sōlus ("by oneself alone"). The change in meaning from "single" to morose occurred in Middle English.
- Rhymes: -ʌlən
having a brooding ill temper
Sullen may refer to:
- Sullens Swiss municipality
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