verb (used without object)
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.
a state or fit of sulking.
sulks, ill-humor shown by sulking: to be in the sulks.
Also, sulker. a person who sulks.

1775–85; back formation from sulky

outsulk, verb (used with object) Unabridged
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sulk (sʌlk)
1.  (intr) to be silent and resentful because of a wrong done to one, esp in order to gain sympathy; brood sullenly: the child sulked in a corner after being slapped
2.  (often plural) a state or mood of feeling resentful or sullen: he's in a sulk because he lost the game; he's got the sulks
3.  Also: sulker a person who sulks
[C18: perhaps a back formation from sulky1]

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Word Origin & History

1781, back-formation of sulky (adj.).
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Example sentences
So the city squabbles, rots and ossifies, and families and businesses
  reluctantly sulk away.
Long-lived but initially slow to grow, peonies sulk if disturbed.
Rose continues to sulk and search for a way back home.
There is equally little question that a long sulk followed.
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