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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A moody resentful disposition; A gloomy ill-tempered feeling.

Usage examples (37)
  • They do not in sullenness deny him an answer, nor stand mute; but they tell him that they are in no care about it.
  • What was then called sullenness now took the name of resignation, and stupidity was quiet contempt.
  • She was frightened and ashamed, and the sullenness which is the refuge of most young people descended upon her like a darkness.
  • "ill-will" he describes as "an anger that endures and grows old," and this the Philosopher ascribes to "sullenness"; while he describes for more
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