Definition of Sulky

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

Generic synonyms: Horse-drawn Vehicle



2. Adjective. Sullen or moody.
Exact synonyms: Huffish
Similar to: Ill-natured
Derivative terms: Huffishness, Sulk, Sulkiness, Sulkiness, Sulkiness

3. Adjective. Moving slowly. "A sluggish stream"
Exact synonyms: Sluggish
Similar to: Slow
Derivative terms: Sluggishness

4. Adjective. Depressingly dark. "`gloomful' is archaic"
Exact synonyms: Gloomful, Glooming, Gloomy
Similar to: Dark
Derivative terms: Gloom, Gloominess

Definition of Sulky

1. a. Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic.

2. n. A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.

Definition of Sulky

1. Adjective. (often derogatory) silent and withdrawn after being upset ¹

2. Noun. A low two-wheeled cart, used in harness racing. ¹

3. Noun. Any carriage seating only the driver. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sulky

1. sullenly aloof or withdrawn [adj SULKIER, SULKIEST] : SULKILY [adv] / a light horse-drawn vehicle [n SULKIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sulky

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Literary usage of Sulky

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1. The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the by Elizabeth Inchbald (1808)
"sulky. Humph. Dora. I have long esteemed you; I esteem you more and more. ... sulky. Humph. Dorn. 'Tis pity to see so noble a youth—I am sure you would not ..."

2. Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed by Thomas Dolby, George Damiel, D. G., G. D., John Cumberland (1826)
"Would you 1 Would you, Mr. sulky? Dorn. Nay, I did not mean to be unkind, Mr. sulky ; you know I ... Shall we not venture one step more to save him 1 sulky. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"In a sulky manner; sullenly; morosely. I come to shew the Fruits of ... The state or quality of being sulky; sullenness; moroseness. sulky (sul'ki), a. ..."

4. ... The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1892)
"THE DOCTOR ORDERS THE BEST sulky. ( With a Digression an " Hired Help.") " ABEL, ! Slip Cassia into the new sulky, and fetch her round. ..."

5. The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the by Inchbald, Mrs Inchbald (1808)
"sulky. Humph. Dorn. I have long esteemed you ; I esteem you more and more. ... sulky. Humph. Dorn. Tis pity to see so noble a youth — I am sure you would ..."

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