sulk

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Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from sulky, of uncertain origin. Probably from Middle English *sulke, *solke (attested in solcennesse (idleness; laziness), from Old English āsolcennys (idelness; slothfulness; sluggishness; laziness), from Old English āsolcen (sulky, languid), from past participle of āseolcan (be slow; be weak or slothful; languish), from Proto-Germanic *selkaną (to fall in drops; dribble; droop).

Noun[edit]

sulk (plural sulks)

  1. A state of sulking.
    Leo has been in a sulk all morning.

Verb[edit]

sulk (third-person singular simple present sulks, present participle sulking, simple past and past participle sulked)

  1. (intransitive) to express ill humor or offence by remaining sullenly silent or withdrawn.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latin sulcus.

Noun[edit]

sulk (plural sulks)

  1. A furrow.

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