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Definition of "sullenness" []

  • The state or quality of being sullen. (noun)
  • The result or product of being sullen. (noun)

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Use "sullenness" in a sentence
  • "They do not in sullenness deny him an answer, nor stand mute; but they tell him that they are in no care about it."
  • "It consisted chiefly of a dialogue between the two lovers; and the boy, with a wonderful ease and grace and skill, mimicked the shy coquetries of the girl, her fits of petulance and dictation, and the pathetic remonstrances of her companion, his humble entreaties and his final sullenness, which is only conquered by her sudden and ample consent."
  • "What was then called sullenness now took the name of resignation, and stupidity was quiet contempt."