Poutingly

pout

1 [pout]
verb (used without object)
1.
to thrust out the lips, especially in displeasure or sullenness.
2.
to look or be sullen.
3.
to swell out or protrude, as lips.
verb (used with object)
4.
to protrude (the lips).
5.
to utter with a pout.
noun
6.
the act of pouting; a protrusion of the lips.
7.
a fit of sullenness: to be in a pout.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English pouten; cognate with Swedish (dial.) puta to be inflated

poutful, adjective
poutingly, adverb
unpouting, adjective
unpoutingly, adverb


1, 2. brood, mope, glower, scowl, sulk.
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pout1 (paʊt)
 
vb
1.  to thrust out (the lips), as when sullen, or (of the lips) to be thrust out
2.  (intr) to swell out; protrude
3.  (tr) to utter with a pout
 
n
4.  (sometimes the pouts) a fit of sullenness
5.  the act or state of pouting
 
[C14: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish dialect puta inflated, Danish pudepillow]
 
'poutingly1
 
adv
 
'pouty1
 
adj

pout2 (paʊt)
 
n , pl pout, pouts
1.  horned pout short for eelpout
2.  any of various gadoid food fishes, esp the bib (also called whiting pout)
3.  any of certain other stout-bodied fishes
 
[Old English -pūte as in ǣlepūte eelpout; related to Dutch puit frog]

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pout
early 14c., perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swed. dial. puta "to be puffed out"), or Frisian (cf. E.Fris. püt "bag, swelling," Low Ger. puddig "swollen"), related via notion of "inflation" to O.E. ælepute "fish with inflated parts," and M.Du. puyt, Flem. puut "frog."
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