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sulk·y / ˈsəlkē/ • adj. (sulk·i·er , sulk·i·est ) morose, bad-tempered, and resentful; refusing to be cooperative or cheerful: disappointment was making her sulky. ∎  expressing or suggesting gloom and bad temper: she had a sultry, sulky mouth. ∎ fig. not quick to work or respond: a sulky fire. • n. (pl. sulk·ies) a light two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for one person, used chiefly in harness racing. DERIVATIVES: sulk·i·ly / -kəlē/ adv. sulk·i·ness n.