Definition of Sulkiness

1. Noun. A mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal. "Stayed home in a sulk"

Exact synonyms: Sulk
Generic synonyms: Humor, Humour, Mood, Temper
Derivative terms: Sulk, Sulky, Sulky



2. Noun. A feeling of sulky resentment.
Exact synonyms: Huffishness
Generic synonyms: Bitterness, Gall, Rancor, Rancour, Resentment
Derivative terms: Huffish, Sulky

3. Noun. A sullen moody resentful disposition.
Exact synonyms: Moroseness, Sourness, Sullenness
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Derivative terms: Morose, Sour, Sulky, Sullen

Definition of Sulkiness

1. n. The quality or state of being sulky; sullenness; moroseness; as, sulkiness of disposition.

Definition of Sulkiness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being sulky. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being sulky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sulkiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sulkiness

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Literary usage of Sulkiness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1904)
"CHAPTER IX REFLECTION—MEDITATION—ILL-TEMPER—sulkiness— DETERMINATION The act of frowning—Reflection with an effort, or with the perception of something- ..."

2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1886)
"... or with the perception of something difficult or disagreeable — Abstracted meditation — Ill-temper — Moroseness — Obstinacy — sulkiness and pouting— ..."

3. Corea or Cho-sen, the land of the morning calm by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1895)
"CHAPTER XXI Corean physiognomy—Expressions of pleasure—Displeasure—Contempt— Fear— Pluck—Laughter — Astonishment—Admiration — sulkiness — Jealousy ..."

4. Life with the Trotters by John Splan (1889)
"... for another race in October—A mile once in awhile well within his speed—The quality of sulkiness—Some inside history about the famous trotter Guy—How he ..."

5. Life with the Trotters by John Splan (1889)
"... for another race in October—A mile once in awhile well within his speed—The quality of sulkiness—Some inside history about the famous trotter Guy—How he ..."

6. Two Hundred and Nine Days: Or, The Journal of a Traveller on the Continent by Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1827)
"We all agreed in admiring her pretty open forehead, and her modesty; that without mingling earthly sulkiness with the heavenly grace of modesty—she was ..."

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