Definition of sulkiness:
- sourness (part of speech: noun)
sullenness (part of speech: noun)
His face changed a little as he caught sight of the child on the gate- such a faint expression, something between sulkiness and resentment, that it was obviously the result of instinctive habit and not of any particular emotion of the moment.- "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
Furthermore, he is rendered obstinate by a sulkiness occasionally incident to his temper, and brought on at present by the inadequate sensation which he conceives to have been produced in the bosom of Mrs. Wakefield.- "From-Twice-Told-Tales", Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
- "Barbara in Brittany", E. A. Gillie.