Sullen

Definition of Sullen

Sul´len
a.1.Lonely; solitary; desolate.
2.Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
Solemn hymns so sullen dirges change.
- Shak.
3.Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.
Such sullen planets at my birth did shine.
- Dryden.
4.Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.
And sullen I forsook the imperfect feast.
- Prior.
5.Obstinate; intractable.
Things are as sullen as we are.
- Tillotson.
6.Heavy; dull; sluggish.
No cheerful breeze this sullen region knows;
The dreaded east is all the wind that blows.
- Pope.
n.1.One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.
2.Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens.
v. t.1.To make sullen or sluggish.
Sullens the whole body with . . . laziness.
- Feltham.

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