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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
 
901a. Sullenness.
 
  
NOUN:SULLENNESS &c. adj.; morosity, spleen; churlishness (discourtesy) [See Discourtesy]; irascibility [See Irascibility]; moodiness &c. adj.; perversity; obstinacy [See Obstinacy]; torvity [obs.], thorniness, spinosity; crabbedness &c. adj.
  ill -, bad- -temper, - humor; sulks, dudgeon, mumps, dumps [humorous], doleful dumps [colloq. or humorous], vapors [archaic], glooming, doldrums, fit of the sulks, bouderie, black looks, scowl; grouch [slang]; huff (resentment) [See Resentment].
  
VERB:BE SULLEN &c. adj.; sulk; frown, scowl, lower, glower, pout, have a hangdog look, glout [rare or dial.], grouch [slang], grout [U. S.].
  
ADJECTIVE:SULLEN, sulky; ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-affected, ill-disposed; grouty [colloq., U. S.]; in -an ill, - a bad, - a shocking- -temper, - humor; out of -temper, - humor; naggy [colloq.], torvous [obs.], crusty, crabbed, sour, sore, sore as a crab; surly (discourteous) [See Discourtesy].
  moody, moodish, spleenish, spleeny, spleenful, splenetic, cankered; cross, cross-grained; perverse, wayward, humorsome; restive, restiff [rare], malignant, refractory, ungovernable, cantankerous, intractable, exceptious [rare], sinistrous [obs.], deaf to reason, unaccommodating, rusty [dial. Eng.], froward, cussed [vulgar or euphemistic, U. S.], curst [archaic or dial.].
  grumpy, glum, grim, grum, morose, frumpish [obs.]; in the sulks &c. n.; out of sorts; scowling, glowering, growling, grouchy [slang]; peevish (irascible) [See Irascibility]; dogged (stubborn) [See Obstinacy].
  
QUOTATION:Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.—Burns

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