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  • adj.忧郁的
  • [英] adj.忧郁的 ( gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed)
  • [例] a sullen disposition ( 抑郁的性格)

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  • Etymology: Middle English solein solitary, from Anglo-French sulein, solain, perhaps from sol, soul single, sole + -ain after Old French soltain solitary, private, from Late Latin solitaneus, ultimately from Latin solus alone
  • Date: 14th century
  • 1.
    • a. gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed <a sullen crowd>
    • b. suggesting a sullen state ; lowering <a sullen countenance>
  • 2. dull or somber in sound or color
  • 3. dismal, gloomy <a sullen morning>
  • 4. moving sluggishly <a sullen river>
  • ? sullenly adverb
  • ? sullenness noun
  • Synonyms:
    • sullen, glum, morose, surly, sulky, crabbed, saturnine, gloomy mean showing a forbidding or disagreeable mood. sullen implies a silent ill humor and a refusal to be sociable <remained sullen amid the festivities>. glum suggests a silent dispiritedness<a glum candidate left to ponder a stunning defeat>. morose adds to glum an element of bitterness or misanthropy<morose job seekers who are inured to rejection>. surly implies gruffness and sullenness of speech or manner<a typical surly teenager>. sulky suggests childish resentment expressed in peevish sullenness<grew sulky after every spat>. crabbed applies to a forbidding morose harshness of manner<the school's notoriously crabbed headmaster>. saturnine describes a heavy forbidding aspect or suggests a bitter disposition<a saturnine cynic always finding fault>. gloomy implies a depression in mood making for seeming sullenness or glumness<a gloomy mood ushered in by bad news>.

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