What is another word for sullenly?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌlənli] (IPA)

Sullenly is an adverb that describes a person's behavior or mood characterized by gloomy silence or resentment. There are several synonyms for sullenly including morosely, glumly, dourly, moodily, melancholically, sulkily, sourly, and petulantly. Morosely implies a deep and prolonged sadness that is expressed through silence. Glumly suggests a mood of unhappiness or despondency, while dourly implies a stern, harsh, or gloomy demeanor. Moodily suggests a tendency to be easily and frequently influenced by one's emotions, and melancholically connotes a deep-seated emotional sadness. Sulkily suggests a resentful or petulant mood, while sourly implies a bitter or resentful attitude. Petulantly connotes an irritable or peevish temper.

What are the hypernyms for Sullenly?

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

What are the opposite words for sullenly?

Sullenly refers to a person's attitude, behavior or demeanor that is characterized by resentment, gloominess or sadness. Antonyms for the word sullenly could be cheerfully, merrily, or joyfully as they exhibit a positive and optimistic outlook. The attitudes of buoyancy, light-heartedness, and animation are also antonyms for the word sullenly. Sullenly has a negative connotation; therefore, its antonyms convey positivity and enthusiasm. Ex. She sullenly shrugged her shoulders, and then the room burst into laughter, and everyone started to cheerfully exchange their stories. Adding the antonyms of sullenly brings variety to one's writing and is a great way to improve vocabulary skills.

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Usage examples for Sullenly

And I suppose they will, somehow," he added sullenly.
"The Shepherd of the North"
Richard Aumerle Maher
"All right," said Norah again, and, as Mavis judged, very sullenly this time.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Norah turned her head and answered over her shoulder, rather sullenly, as Mavis thought.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell

Famous quotes with Sullenly

  • National languages are all huge systems of vested interests which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
    Edward Sapir
  • He dropped, — more sullenly than wearily, Lay stupid like a cod, heavy like meat, And none of us could kick him to his feet; — Just blinked at my revolver, blearily; — Didn't appear to know a war was on, Or see the blasted trench at which he stared.
    Wilfred Owen
  • “Useful! You want to talk about useful? Have you ever read anything about politics? Economics? You know what keeps a culture alive?” “Yes,” said Ernest sullenly, while M. Gargotier cleaned up the mess. “People not bothering other people.”
    George Alec Effinger

Related words: sullenness, sullen character, sullenness meaning, sullen, sullen attitude, the sullens, person who is sullen

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