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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]

Meaning:

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]

Meaning:

Sullen or moody

Synonyms:

huffish; sulky

Similar:

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


Sense 2sulky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With little movement; very slow

Synonyms:

sluggish; sulky

Context example:

a sluggish stream

Similar:

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


Sense 3sulky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Depressingly dark

Synonyms:

gloomful; glooming; gloomy; sulky

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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