sullenness

  • 1 sullenness — is spelt with two ns …

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  • 2 Sullenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sullenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sullenness sullenness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 morosity morosity spleen Sgm: N 1 churlishness churlishness &c.(discourtesy) 895 Sgm: N 1 irascibility irascibility &c. 901 …

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  • 3 Sullenness — Sullen Sul len, a. [OE. solein, solain, lonely, sullen; through Old French fr. (assumed) LL. solanus solitary, fr. L. solus alone. See {Sole}, a.] 1. Lonely; solitary; desolate. [Obs.] Wyclif (Job iii. 14). [1913 Webster] 2. Gloomy; dismal;… …

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  • 4 sullenness — sullen ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bad tempered and sulky. DERIVATIVES sullenly adverb sullenness noun. ORIGIN originally in the senses «averse to company» and «unusual»: from Old French sulein, from sol sole …

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  • 5 sullenness — noun see sullen …

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  • 6 sullenness — See sullenly. * * * …

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  • 7 sullenness — noun a) The state or quality of being sullen. b) The result or product of being sullen …

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  • 8 sullenness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sulkiness, moodiness, petulance, acrimony; see anger …

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  • 9 sullenness — sul·len·ness || sÊŒlÉ™nɪs n. sulkiness, moroseness, brooding resentment; gloominess; sluggishness …

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  • 10 sullenness — n. 1. Moroseness, moodiness, sourness, churlishness, spleen, sulkiness, ill temper, bad blood. 2. Gloominess, sombreness, dismalness. 3. Sluggishness, slowness, heaviness. 4. Obstinacy, intractableness, stubbornness, intractability. 5. Malignity …

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  • 11 sullenness — n 1. crossness, angriness, anger; ill or bad temper, ill or bad humor, ill or bad mood, sulk, sulks. 2. sulkiness, moroseness, mumpishness, glumness, moodiness; resentfulness, bitterness, embitteredness; acrimoniousness, acerbity, choler, spleen …

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  • 12 sullenness — sul·len·ness …

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  • 13 sullenness — See: sullen …

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  • 14 sullenness — noun 1. a gloomy ill tempered feeling • Syn: ↑moroseness, ↑glumness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sullen, ↑glum (for: ↑glumness), ↑morose ( …

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  • 15 sullen — adjective Etymology: Middle English solein solitary, from Anglo French sulein, solain, perhaps from sol, soul single, sole + ain after Old French soltain solitary, private, from Late Latin solitaneus, ultimately from Latin solus alone Date: 14th… …

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  • 16 moroseness — noun 1. a gloomy ill tempered feeling • Syn: ↑glumness, ↑sullenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sullen (for: ↑sullenness), ↑glum (for: ↑ …

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  • 17 Sullen — Sul len, a. [OE. solein, solain, lonely, sullen; through Old French fr. (assumed) LL. solanus solitary, fr. L. solus alone. See {Sole}, a.] 1. Lonely; solitary; desolate. [Obs.] Wyclif (Job iii. 14). [1913 Webster] 2. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.… …

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  • 18 Sullenly — Sullen Sul len, a. [OE. solein, solain, lonely, sullen; through Old French fr. (assumed) LL. solanus solitary, fr. L. solus alone. See {Sole}, a.] 1. Lonely; solitary; desolate. [Obs.] Wyclif (Job iii. 14). [1913 Webster] 2. Gloomy; dismal;… …

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  • 19 pout — pout1 poutful, adj. poutingly, adv. /powt/, v.i. 1. to thrust out the lips, esp. in displeasure or sullenness. 2. to look or be sullen. 3. to swell out or protrude, as lips. v.t. 4. to protrude (the lips). 5. to utter with a pout …

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  • 20 frown — vb Frown, scowl, glower, lower, gloom are comparable when they mean to put on a dark or malignant countenance or aspect. Frown commonly implies a stern face and contracted brows that express displeasure, disapprobation, anger, or contempt {that… …

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