sulks

sulk

[suhlk]
verb (used without object)
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.
noun
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.

Origin:
1775–85; back formation from sulky

outsulk, verb (used with object)
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sulk (sʌlk)
 
vb
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
 
n
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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sulk
1781, back-formation of sulky (adj.).
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