HyperDic: surly

English > 1 sense of the word surly:
ADJECTIVEallsurly, uglyinclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
surly > pronunciation
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English > surly: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningInclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace.
Example"a surly waiter"
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanisharisco, hosco, huraño
Catalaneixut, esquerp, esquiu
Nounssurlinessa disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger / anger
Adverbssurlilyin a churlish manner

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