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She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.
showing a gloomy or bad mood — often by not interacting with others in a friendly way

More rarely, sullen can refer to the color of a gloomy sky — as in "a sullen sky" or metaphorically,  "a sullen economic landscape".  Even more rarely sullen, can refer to something that moves slowly — as in "a sullen river".
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