Sulkier
Sulky Sulk"y, a. [Compar. {Sulkier}; superl. {Sulkiest}.] [See {Sulkiness}, and cf. {Sulky}, n.] Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Sullen}. [1913 Webster]


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  • sulkier — sulk·y || sÊŒlkɪ adj. morose, sullenly aloof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sulkiest — Sulky Sulk y, a. [Compar. {Sulkier}; superl. {Sulkiest}.] [See {Sulkiness}, and cf. {Sulky}, n.] Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Sullen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulky — Sulk y, a. [Compar. {Sulkier}; superl. {Sulkiest}.] [See {Sulkiness}, and cf. {Sulky}, n.] Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Sullen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulky — I. adjective (sulkier; est) Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete sulke sluggish Date: 1744 1. a. sulking or given to spells of sulking b. relating to or indicating a sulk < a sulky expression > 2. [sulky (II)] havin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sulky — sulkily, adv. sulkiness, n. /sul kee/, adj., sulkier, sulkiest, n., pl. sulkies. adj. 1. marked by or given to sulking; sullen. 2. gloomy or dull: sulky weather. n. 3. a light, two wheeled, one horse carriage for one person. [1735 45; akin to OE… …   Universalium

  • sulky — adjective (sulkier, sulkiest) morose, bad tempered, and resentful. noun (plural sulkies) a light two wheeled horse drawn vehicle for one person, used chiefly in trotting races. Derivatives sulkily adverb sulkiness noun Origin C18: perh. from obs …   English new terms dictionary

  • sulky — UK [ˈsʌlkɪ] / US adjective Word forms sulky : adjective sulky comparative sulkier superlative sulkiest a) feeling angry and unhappy and not wanting to talk to anyone or to be with other people b) often having moods when you feel this way a sulky… …   English dictionary

  • sulky — /ˈsʌlki / (say sulkee) adjective (sulkier, sulkiest) 1. sullenly ill humoured or resentful; marked by ill humoured aloofness. 2. (of weather, etc.) gloomy. 3. Aboriginal English angry. –noun (plural sulkies) 4. a light two wheeled one horse… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sulkily — sulky ► ADJECTIVE (sulkier, sulkiest) ▪ morose, bad tempered, and resentful. DERIVATIVES sulkily adverb sulkiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete sulke «hard to dispose of», of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • sulkiness — sulky ► ADJECTIVE (sulkier, sulkiest) ▪ morose, bad tempered, and resentful. DERIVATIVES sulkily adverb sulkiness noun. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete sulke «hard to dispose of», of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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