What is the meaning of sullen?


  • Showing a brooding ill humor.
    • usage: "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"
  • Darkened by clouds.
    • usage: "a heavy sky"
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