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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
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Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
a surly waiter / an ugly frame of mind
ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)
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