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
Leaving gracefully is better than staying, sulking and spoiling the others' fun.
It does not mean sulking as soon as you hear something that hits a raw nerve.
Here, it would be too easy to anthropomorphise the birds, by picturing them
  sulking in their nest boxes.
He may show little concern for his partner's wishes and may use sulking or
  anger to manipulate compliance.
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