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“… was petulant moody and often sullen he …”

meanings of sullen


  1. Lonely; solitary; desolate.
  2. Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.
  3. Sluggish; slow.
  4. Obstinate; intractable.
  5. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
  6. Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.


  1. One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.
  2. Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness.

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