sullen

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sullen(
suh
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lihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (sulky)
a. hosco
After he received news about his rejection from the university, Juan was sullen all day.Después de recibir la noticia de su rechazo por parte de la universidad, Juan estuvo hosco todo el día.
b. huraño
Peter used to be a sullen kid, and now he's grown to be an outgoing man.Peter solía ser un niño huraño, y ahora se ha convertido en un hombre extrovertido.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(gloomy)
a. sombrío
The clouds in the sullen sky indicated that a storm was approaching.Las nubes en el cielo sombrío indicaban que una tormenta se acercaba.
b. triste
The soldiers viewed the sullen sky as a bad omen for their upcoming battle.Los soldados vieron el cielo triste como un mal presagio para la batalla que se avecinaba.
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sullen
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. huraño(a), hosco(a)
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sullen [ˈsʌlən]
adjective
1 (moody) [+person, expression, voice] hosco; huraño
Many of them remained sullen and resentful At the reception, she was very sullen and withdrawn ...a silent and sullen youth ...a sullen type of girl She never said anything about my sullen, difficult [behaviour] There was no trace left of the sullen manner in which she had greeted Pete His laziness and sullen [attitude] make him difficult to teach He was met by sullen apathy ...a kind of sullen resentment A bitter and sullen [obstinacy] arose in her Ridley's [expression] became sullen The sullen [expression] of the photograph was there now He had a sullen look He had a heavy, sullen [face] He shook his head, his face taking on a sullen look Michael gave him a sullen look and let the subject drop "No." Her [voice] was sullen, but emphatic "No, thanks," was the sullen reply
the men lapsed into a sullen silence los hombres se sumieron en un hosco silencio
2 (leaden) [+sky, landscape] plomizo; triste
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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