sulk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sulk be in a huff and display one's displeasure "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
    • n sulk a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal "stayed home in a sulk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sulk A furrow.
    • v. i Sulk To be silently sullen; to be morose or obstinate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sulk Languid; slow; dull; of goods, hard to sell.
    • sulk To be sulky; indulge in a sullen or sulky mood; be morose or glum.
    • sulk To keep still when hooked: said of a fish.
    • n sulk A state of sulkiness; sullen fit or mood: often in the plural: as, to be in a sulk or in the sulks; to have a fit of the sulks.
    • n sulk A furrow.
    • sulk To furrow; plow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Sulk sulk to be sullen
    • n Sulk a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person, sometimes having no body
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sulkiness

Usage

In literature:

They do, unless they sulk.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Do not sulk, but love her and she will smile on you.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
He was so hurt in his feelings that he sulked in bed for a week; for many more weeks he was easily tired.
"Christmas Outside of Eden" by Coningsby Dawson
It sees silkiness in sulking.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
Oh, I declare she has gone upstairs in the sulks!
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
As they climbed into the trap she could tell that he was sulking.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
He was most unreasonably in the sulks.
"Clover" by Susan Coolidge
Sulking is no more admirable in those of great reputation than it is in the nursery.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
And this time his brain sulked.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
But why do those three look as if they were sulking.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

No wish had he to sulk or blame,
Nor did he need to understand,
But simply loved me just the same,--
In silence licking face and hand.
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
Struggling in my father's hands,
Striving against my swaddling bands,
Bound and weary, I thought best
To sulk upon my mother's breast.
"Infant Sorrow" by William Blake
My mind has thunderstorms,
That brood for heavy hours:
Until they rain me words,
My thoughts are drooping flowers
And sulking, silent birds.
"Thunderstorms" by William H Davies
Ragged and grim on the parched hill-rim,
The cottonwoods sulk in gray:
The guiding word of the plowman is heard
A dream-thralled mile away — half blurred,
Wounding the calm as a blunted sword.
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Her Majesty wore an angry frown,
In fact, her Majesty's foot was down -
Her Majesty sulked - declined to sup -
In short, her Majesty's back was up.
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz.
Her foot was down and her back was up!
"The Independent Bee" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He soon began to sulk and loaf, his batting eye went lame;
No home runs on the score card now were chalked against his name;
The fans without exception gave the manager no peace,
For one and all kept clamoring for Casey's quick release.
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

They didn't sulk after falling behind a run late, either.
Will Pakistanis Confine Themselves to a 'Monstrous Sulk'.
But maybe more frustrating for Leach was the nationally televised sulking session some of his players put on in the wake of WSU's 30-6 loss to BYU.
Our juvenile sulks, or so it looks to me, off in a far corner of the pond.
Journalists Need to Understand the Ad Business, Not Sulk and Go Home.
Studios shouldn't sulk when screenings don't go their way.
Time Warner Cable Earnings Will Ride Broadband Growth As Pay-TV Business Sulks .
If he sulks, if he squawks, if he acts as though this isn't what he signed up for, Rafer Alston promises he'll have a very good reason.
Marty Turco won't sulk over not starting.
"There are no 24-hour rules when you are playing for a championship," said Stanford linebacker Trent Murphy of the time coaches generally allow a team to savor or sulk following a win or loss.
Activists gathered in Blaine to review the party's failed election message and discuss how to stop sulking and get back to work.
He's a rare running back who won't sulk on the sideline if his carries are down, just as long as the New York Jets are winning.
Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat and 56 Other Things Not to Do While Looking for Love ,' writes her advice column for The Washington Post.
If you put any stock in the Madden 13'' simulations, the New Orleans Saints will get their first win of the season, the Atlanta Falcons will stay undefeated and Cam Newton won't be sulking on the Carolina Panthers sideline.
If I don't, it won't get done and Noel will sulk and hide until I cave.
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In science:

Sulke geldige ontwikkelinge van toestande word in die kwantumteorie wiskundig voorgestel deur die toepassing van unit ˆere line ˆere transformasies op die vektor wat met die begintoes tand geassosieer is.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Sonder verlies aan algemeenheid neem ons aan dat die definisi eversameling van die funksies wat ons beskou {0; 1}n is, m.a.w. dat dit bestaan uit alle woorde van lengte n (daar is natuurlik 2n sulke woorde) oor die bin ˆere alfabet.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
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