marked by or given to sulking; sullen.
gloomy or dull: sulky weather.
a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage for one person.
- sulk·i·ly, adverb
- sulk·i·ness, noun
- un·sulk·i·ly, adverb
- un·sulk·i·ness, noun
- un·sulk·y, adjective
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How to use sulky in a sentence
The Datto, in a sulky mood, at first refused to come, but on further pressure he changed his mind.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
"No, madame," Pauline answered quickly, and there was something almost sulky in her tone.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Mr. Blewitt was no match for my master: all the time he was fidgetty, silent, and sulky; on the contry, master was charmin.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush | William Makepeace Thackeray
The sight of our money produced lots of things; but our sulky host was quite spoiled by it.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
After her first startled glance toward Bristow she stood with her head lowered and with an expression of sulky stubbornness.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for sulky (1 of 2)
sullen, withdrawn, or moody, through or as if through resentment
dull or dismal: sulky weather
- sulkily, adverb
- sulkiness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for sulky (2 of 2)
a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person, usually drawn by one horse
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