SUL'LEN, adjective [perhaps set, fixed, and allied to silent, sill, etc.]
1. Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor.
And sullen I forsook th' imperfect feast.
2. Mischievous; malignant.
Such sullen planets at my birth did shine.
3. Obstinate; intractable.
Things are as sullen as we are.
4. Gloomy; dark; dismal.
Why are thine eyes fix'd to the sullen earth?
Night with her sullen wings.
No cheerful breeze this sullen region knows.
5. Heavy; dull; sorrowful.
Be thou the trumpet of our wrath,
And sullen presage of your own decay.