名词:sullenness 副词:sullenly 形容词比较级:sullener 最高级:sullenest
adj (derog 贬)
1 silent, bad-tempered and gloomy 不答理人的; 脾气坏的; 闷闷不乐的
*a sullen person, look 郁郁寡欢的人、样子
* All my attempts to amuse the children were met with sullen scowls. 我想尽办法哄这些孩子玩儿, 但是他们总是满脸不高兴.
2 (esp rhet 尤作修辞) dark and gloomy; dismal 阴沉的; 阴郁的
*a sullen sky 阴沉的天空.
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Anglo-French solein 'single, solitary, sullen', from Latin solus 'alone']
angry and silent, especially because you feel life has been unfair to you
Bill sat in sullen silence and refused to eat his lunch.
a look of sullen resentment
literary a sullen sky or sea is dark and looks as if bad weather is coming
1. All my attempts to amuse the children were met with sullen scowls. 我想尽办法哄这些孩子玩儿, 但是他们总是满脸不高兴.