Definition of sulky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsʌlki//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌlki//
(disapproving) Youth, Anger
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bad-tempered or not speaking because you are angry about something Sarah had looked sulky all morning. a sulky child He lapsed into a sulky silence. Wordfinderadolescent, immature, mixed up, naive, puberty, rebellious, sulky, tearaway, teenager, young See related entries: Youth, Anger Word Originmid 18th cent.: perhaps from obsolete sulke ‘hard to dispose of’, of unknown origin.
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