- Be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment: he was sulking over the break-up of his bandMore example sentences
mope, brood, pout, be sullen, have a long face, be in a bad mood, be put out, be out of sorts, be out of humour, be grumpy, be despondent, be moody, be resentful, pine, harbour a grudge, eat one's heart out, moon about/around• informal be in a huff, be down in the dumps, be miffed, glower
- With that the writer returned to his seat and didn't write for another 10 minutes as he was sulking.
- As the Sparks made a celebratory jaunt off the court, the Storm players dipped their heads and sulked into the locker room.
- And after heated arguments and manic flicking through the pages of the dictionary, I lost the game, and sulked.
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- A period of sulking: she was in a fit of the sulksMore example sentences
- After much badgering and a spectacular case of the sulks, Mum admitted defeat, unlocked the safe and sent us to a proper barber shop.
- Summer decided to take the day off today, turning over to a chill, grey, rainy fit of the sulks.
- He had been warned by one of his aides that the cameras were panting to snap any display of the sulks.
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- He claimed the Kiwis mocked his English parentage and lack of enthusiasm for rugby; they thought he was a self-absorbed sulker.
- Nicky Law wants battlers not sulkers in his dressing room.
- If you haven't noticed, I'm an excellent sulker.
late 18th century: perhaps a back-formation from sulky.