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SULKY (sulkier, sulkiest)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sulky mean? 

SULKY (noun)
  The noun SULKY has 1 sense:

1. a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse

  Familiarity information: SULKY used as a noun is very rare.

SULKY (adjective)
  The adjective SULKY has 3 senses:

1. sullen or moody
2. with little movement; very slow
3. depressingly dark

  Familiarity information: SULKY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SULKY (noun)

Sense 1sulky [BACK TO TOP]


A light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("sulky" is a kind of...):

horse-drawn vehicle (a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses)

SULKY (adjective)

Sense 1sulky [BACK TO TOP]


Sullen or moody


huffish; sulky


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

Sense 2sulky [BACK TO TOP]


With little movement; very slow


sluggish; sulky

Context example:

a sluggish stream


slow (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time)

Sense 3sulky [BACK TO TOP]


Depressingly dark


gloomful; glooming; gloomy; sulky

Context examples:

the gloomy forest / the glooming interior of an old inn / 'gloomful' is archaic


dark (devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black)

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