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SURLY (surlier, surliest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surly mean? 

SURLY (adjective)
  The adjective SURLY has 1 sense:

1. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

  Familiarity information: SURLY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SURLY (adjective)

Sense 1surly [BACK TO TOP]


Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace


surly; ugly

Context examples:

a surly waiter / an ugly frame of mind


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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