sullen


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Synonyms for sullen

Synonyms for sullen

broodingly and sullenly unhappy

characterized by or expressive of a foreboding somberness

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Synonyms for sullen

showing a brooding ill humor

darkened by clouds

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Murdstone, turning his head and his eyes stiffly towards me, 'to observe that you are of a sullen disposition.
Not as long as you love him, I suppose," was the sullen answer.
Suspicion, sullen ill-temper were on her forehead, vicious propensities in her eye, envy and panther-like deceit about her mouth.
His brow cleared up and appeared more cheerful; he left off his sullen, skulking habits, and made no further attempts to tamper with the faith of his comrades.
Then I sought feverishly for the secret of the revolving panel, but my search was fruitless, and I was about to raise my longsword against the sullen gold when the young woman prisoner called out to me.
At last, convinced by the oft-recurring phenomenon, I cast my all upon the left-hand archway; yet it was with a lingering doubt that I turned a parting look at the sullen waters which rolled, dark and forbidding, from beneath the grim, low archway on the right.
Clayton asked no questions--he did not need to--and the following day, as the great lines of a British battleship grew out of the distant horizon, he half determined to demand that he and Lady Alice be put aboard her, for his fears were steadily increasing that nothing but harm could result from remaining on the lowering, sullen Fuwalda.
His features were like his sister's, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
A sullen roar from the warriors recalled my attention toward them.
A slow, burning, sullen wrath was kindled in the King's heart as the three men drew near.
He went through Covent Garden to Oxford Street, and as he turned into Museum Street he walked more slowly, smiling at his own nervousness as he approached the sullen gray mass at the end.
Behind them, lounging in slowly by himself, was a dark, sullen, heavy-browed man.
Up the avenue there plodded slowly a man with sullen eyes.
He did not like it, for his sullen mouth twisted into a half-snarl as he went back to his corner.
John May was of a morose and surly disposition, not easily moved to anger, but having an uncommon gift of sullen, implacable hate.