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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)


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Meaning:

Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

Synonyms:

surly; ugly

Context examples:

a surly waiter / an ugly frame of mind

Similar:

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


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