For someone with such a sunny reputation as Barrymore, she is glad that people can see her summoning her sullen side.
Kristen Stewart was cast as Marylou at 17, before she played fair-skinned and often sullen Bella Swan in The Twilight series.
Everything worked out wonderfully, but I remained sort of sullen inside—I wanted to remain a Pennsylvania farm boy.
Spring is a time of new beginnings, but in the years that followed, I became inward and sullen as those memories took me under.
When the candidate was sullen and grumpy—which was often—he could read his mood and adjust the bubble accordingly.
We drew up under the rocks, and stood side by side in sullen silence.
Are you mistress of the petulant, the peevish, and the sullen tone?
The latter meets the gaze of Lantanas with a sullen look, which seems to threaten disobedience.
Again there was the obvious double meaning in his sullen tone.
The wide sea of commerce was stagnant; upon the realm of Industry settled down a sullen lethargy.
1570s, alteration of Middle English soleyn "unique, singular," from Anglo-French *solein, formed on the pattern of Old French soltain, from Old French soul "single" (see sole (n.2)). The sense shift in Middle English from "solitary" to "morose" occurred late 14c.