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sullen

adjective uk   us   /ˈsʌl.ən/
angry and unwilling to smile or be pleasant to people: His daughters stared 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/
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