Sullen

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English

Etymology

From Middle English solein, from Template:Xno {{ Template:Fro/script |[[solein#Template:Fro|solein]]|face=term|lang=fro}} (alone), from {{ Template:Fro/script |[[sole#Template:Fro|sole]]|face=term|lang=fro}} (single, sole, alone), from [[sōlus#|sōlus]] (by oneself alone). The change in meaning from "single" to morose occurred in Middle English.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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  1. Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.
    • Prior
      And sullen I forsook the imperfect feast.
  2. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
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  3. Sluggish; slow.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      The larger stream was placid, and even sullen, in its course.
  4. (Articlesobsolete) Lonely; solitary; desolate.
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  5. (Articlesobsolete) Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.
    • Dryden
      Such sullen planets at my birth did shine.
  6. (Articlesobsolete) Obstinate; intractable.
    • Tillotson
      Things are as sullen as we are.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

Noun

Sullen (plural [[Sullens#|Sullens]])
  1. (Articlesobsolete) One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.
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  2. Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness.
    to have the sullens

Middle Dutch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Template:Odt {{odt|skulan}}, {{odt|sulan}}, from Proto-Germanic {{gem-pro|*skulaną}}.

Verb

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  1. Lëtzebuergesch: dum
    must, to have to
  2. Lëtzebuergesch: dum
    may, be allowed to
  3. Lëtzebuergesch: dum
    will, shall, be going to Template:Gloss
  4. Lëtzebuergesch: dum
    to be about to Template:Gloss
  5. Lëtzebuergesch: dum
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  6. Lëtzebuergesch: dum
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Inflection

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Descendants

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