sullen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “sullen” in the English Dictionary

"sullen" in British English

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sullenadjective

uk   us   /ˈsʌl.ən/
angry and ​unwilling to ​smile or be ​pleasant to ​people: His ​daughtersstared back at him with an ​expression of sullen ​resentment.literary She ​looked up at the sullen (= ​dark and ​unpleasant)sky and ​shuddered.
sullenly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​turned her back to him and ​stared sullenly out of the ​window.
sullenness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of sullen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sullen" in American English

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sullenadjective

 us   /ˈsʌl·ən/
silent and ​unpleasant: They ​stared at him with an ​expression of sullen ​dislike. fig. The skies ​looked very sullen (= ​dark and ​unpleasant).
(Definition of sullen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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