Definition of sullenness:
dejection (part of speech: noun)
sullenness (part of speech: noun)
- resentment (part of speech: noun)
Lady O'Gara's attention was otherwise absorbed so that she did not notice the sudden delighted friendliness in Terry towards Stella nor the quick withdrawal into sullenness which spoilt Eileen's looks for the luncheon- hour.- "Love of Brothers", Katharine Tynan.
When his character is thus mistaken, or his conduct thus misconstrued, he will not wrap himself up in a mysterious sullenness; but will be ready, where he thinks any one will listen to him with patience and candour, to clear up what has been dubious, to explain what has been imperfectly known, and " speaking the truth in love" to correct, if it may be, the erroneous impressions which have been conceived of him.- "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.", William Wilberforce.
- "A Woman's Burden", Fergus Hume.