sullenness


sullenness
n
1. crossness, angriness, anger; ill or bad temper, ill or bad humor, ill or bad mood, sulk, sulks.
2. sulkiness, moroseness, mumpishness, glumness, moodiness; resentfulness, bitterness, embitteredness; acrimoniousness, acerbity, choler, spleen, bile, gall; ir-ritableness, irritability, irascibleness, irascibility, petulance, peevishness, crankiness, touchiness, tetchiness; surliness, churlishness, crustiness, Inf. meanness, Inf. orneriness, Inf. bitchiness; grouchiness, grumpiness, crabbiness, crabbedness.
3. gloominess, gloom, cheerlessness, somberness, mournfulness, dolefulness, dolorousness, dolor; cloudiness; dismalness, dreariness, bleakness, grimness, lugubriousness; darkness, blackness.
4. slowness, sluggishness, stagnancy.

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  • sullenness — is spelt with two ns …   Modern English usage

  • Sullenness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sullenness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sullenness sullenness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 morosity morosity spleen Sgm: N 1 churlishness churlishness &c.(discourtesy) 895 Sgm: N 1 irascibility irascibility &c. 901 …   English dictionary for students

  • Sullenness — Sullen Sul len, a. [OE. solein, solain, lonely, sullen; through Old French fr. (assumed) LL. solanus solitary, fr. L. solus alone. See {Sole}, a.] 1. Lonely; solitary; desolate. [Obs.] Wyclif (Job iii. 14). [1913 Webster] 2. Gloomy; dismal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sullenness — sullen ► ADJECTIVE ▪ bad tempered and sulky. DERIVATIVES sullenly adverb sullenness noun. ORIGIN originally in the senses «averse to company» and «unusual»: from Old French sulein, from sol sole …   English terms dictionary

  • sullenness — noun see sullen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sullenness — See sullenly. * * * …   Universalium

  • sullenness — noun a) The state or quality of being sullen. b) The result or product of being sullen …   Wiktionary

  • sullenness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sulkiness, moodiness, petulance, acrimony; see anger …   English dictionary for students

  • sullenness — sul·len·ness || sÊŒlÉ™nɪs n. sulkiness, moroseness, brooding resentment; gloominess; sluggishness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sullenness — n. 1. Moroseness, moodiness, sourness, churlishness, spleen, sulkiness, ill temper, bad blood. 2. Gloominess, sombreness, dismalness. 3. Sluggishness, slowness, heaviness. 4. Obstinacy, intractableness, stubbornness, intractability. 5. Malignity …   New dictionary of synonyms