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sullen
used in The Road by McCarthy

5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
a sullen sky
Definition
darkened by clouds; or the color of a gloomy sky
  • Beyond the edge of the fields the sullen haze hung over earth and sky alike.
sullen = gloomy (dark and unpleasant looking)
  • They stood watching the pale gray flakes sift down out of the sullen murk.
  • sullen = gloomy (with little sunlight)
  • A tall gantry crane against the sullen sky.
  • sullen = gloomy (without much sunshine)
  • The open sky beyond where in the distance the sullen sea lagged and shifted.
sullen = darkened by clouds
There are no more uses of "sullen" flagged with this meaning in The Road by McCarthy.

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  • Scrawny, sullen, bearded, filthy.

There are no more uses of "sullen" in The Road by McCarthy.

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