What is another word for sulkily?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌlkilɪ] (IPA)

Sulkily is an adverb used to describe someone who behaves in a gloomy, withdrawn, or bad-tempered manner. In order to convey the same meaning in different ways, one can use a variety of synonyms for this word. Some of the synonyms for sulky include sullenly, morosely, glumly, dourly, broodingly, grumpily, petulantly, and peevishly. Each of these words paints a slightly different picture of someone's mood and demeanor, allowing a writer or speaker to choose the most appropriate synonym for the context in which it is used.

What are the hypernyms for Sulkily?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for sulkily?

Sulkily is an adverb that describes a person's behavior when they are unhappy or discontented. The antonyms for this word include happily, cheerfully, and gleefully. When a person is happy, they tend to express their contentment through smiles, laughter, and positive actions. They are not sulking, brooding, or showing any signs of displeasure. Cheerfulness is also an antonym for sulkily, indicating a person's positive mood and a cheerful and uplifting disposition. Finally, gleeful means happy and joyful, and thus contrasts with sulkily, which denotes sadness and gloom. Using these antonyms in a sentence, we can say that instead of sulking, he was happy and cheerful.

What are the antonyms for Sulkily?

Usage examples for Sulkily

Jerry viewed her companion's smiling face rather sulkily.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
"I am sorry I accused Miss Stevens of taking my bracelet," murmured Mignon, sulkily.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
She waited until he was standing rather sulkily by the window again.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Similar words: sadly, unhappily, dispiritedly, despondently


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