English version

sulky

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsulkysulk‧y /ˈsʌlki/ adjective 🔊 🔊 BAD-TEMPEREDsulking, or tending to sulk → moody 🔊 a sulky child 🔊 He put on a sulky expression. 🔊 Katherine sat in a sulky silence. —sulkily adverb —sulkiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
sulky• In church they kept to their own groups, but here they jostled shoulder to shoulder, watchful and sulky.• On the drive home, Maria was sulky and said very little.• The girls looked a little less sulky and stared at the two townees.• The big bird squatted quietly against Rima's chest, but her eyes held a sulky, defiant glare.• With sulky faces, the students turned to go.• These phases should be short and not involve the parent being sulky for half a day.• a sulky frown• William was a sulky little boy who seemed to care for nothing except his video games.• But if Nelson Lord was right-no wonder they were sulky, staying away from home as much as they could.
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