an habitual sulkiness, and sulkiness a temporary sullenness. The former may be an innate disposition; the
latter, a disposition occasioned by recent injury. Thus we are in a sullen mood, and in a sulky fit.
No cheerful breeze this sullen region knows;Pope.
The dreaded east is all the wind that blows.
Sul"len*ly, adv. Sul"len*ness, n.
1. One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
2. pl. Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sul"len), v. t. To make sullen or sluggish. [Obs.]
Sullens the whole body with . . . laziness.Feltham.
(Sul"le*vate) v. t. [L. sublevare to raise up. Cf. Sublevation.] To rouse; to excite. [Obs.]
(Sul"li*age) n. [Cf. Sullage, Suillage, or Sully, v. t.] Foulness; filth. [Obs.]
Though we wipe away with never so much care the dirt thrown at us, there will be left some sulliage
behind.Gov. of Tongue.
(Sul"ly) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sullied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sullying ] [OE. sulien, AS. sylian, fr. sol
mire; akin to G. suhle mire, sich, sühlen to wallow, Sw. söla to bemire, Dan. söle, Goth. bisaulijan to
defile.] To soil; to dirty; to spot; to tarnish; to stain; to darken; used literally and figuratively; as, to sully a
sword; to sully a person's reputation.
Statues sullied yet with sacrilegious smoke.Roscommon.
No spots to sully the brightness of this solemnity.Atterbury.
(Sul"ly), v. i. To become soiled or tarnished.
Silvering will sully and canker more than gilding.Bacon.
(Sul"ly), n.; pl. Sullies Soil; tarnish; stain.
A noble and triumphant merit breaks through little spots and sullies in his reputation.Spectator.
(Sulph*ac"id) n. [Sulpho- + acid.] (Chem.) An acid in which, to a greater or less extent,
sulphur plays a part analogous to that of oxygen in an oxyacid; thus, thiosulphuric and sulpharsenic acids
are sulphacids; called also sulphoacid. See the Note under Acid, n., 2.
(Sulph*am"ate) n. (Chem.) A salt of sulphamic acid.
(Sulph*am"ic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to a sulphamide; derived from, or related to, a
sulphamide; specifically, designating an amido acid derivative, NH2.SO2.OH, of sulphuric acid (analogous
to sulphonic acid) which is not known in the free state, but is known in its salts.
(Sulph*am"ide) n. (Chem.) Any one of a series of amido compounds obtained by treating
sulphuryl chloride with various amines.
(Sulph`a*nil"ic) a. [From sulphuric + anilene.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating,
an anilene sulphonic acid which is obtained as a white crystalline substance.