Definition of sullenly in US English:



  • See sullen

    • ‘‘Not an astronaut's usual escape route,’ he observed sullenly from the rear of our Chrysler Neon.’
    • ‘About 3am on Monday morning the storm seemed to have reached its worst and from that hour the wind gradually but sullenly declined.’
    • ‘The locals lined the roads and looked sullenly at their liberators.’
    • ‘She sullenly plops herself in a chair out in the hallway, pouting and petulant and waiting for the people strolling in to recognize her.’
    • ‘Audience members will either guffaw heartily, or brood sullenly.’