Word of the Day #17: Sullen

Sullen [suhluhn]: someone showing irritation or evidence of being in a bad mood by being silent or reserved

1-) The mailman was sullen. He spoke infrequently and was always short with his words.

2-) Sullen people typically don’t have many friends.

3-) The students wondered what could be the cause of their teacher’s sullen behavior.

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