/sulk/, v.i.
1. to remain silent or hold oneself aloof in a sullen, ill-humored, or offended mood: Promise me that you won't sulk if I want to leave the party early.
2. a state or fit of sulking.
3. sulks, ill-humor shown by sulking: to be in the sulks.
4. Also, sulker. a person who sulks.
[1775-85; back formation from SULKY]

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