Definition of 'sullen'
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She returned to her flat to find him looking sullen. The Sun (2012)Obviously the players are in a very sullen mood. The Sun (2015)She threw him a sullen look and he shrugged and laughed and under her watchful eye began to dress. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEToo many can just look sullen. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Taxpayers resent them, and those on welfare become sullen and defensive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She worried about her son, who had become sullen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their applause turned to murmuring; their smiles turned into sullen looks. Christianity Today (2000)Streets that look sullen and desultory in winter suddenly sparkle like Trinidad at carnival time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When we got to the terminal there were sullen holiday crowds waiting for their delayed luggage; ours took a week to arrive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yes, for all his sullen looks, there was something saintly about him. Somewhere East of Life (1994)They all look so sullen now, don't you think? Times, Sunday Times (2015)You certainly couldn't sell him as a smiley pop star, not least because he looks sullen when he sings and prefers to pout in photos. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: sullen ADJECTIVE
Someone who is sullen is bad-tempered and does not speak much.
The offenders lapsed into a sullen silence.
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