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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace.

Usage examples (32)
  • A surly waiter
  • Sam swiped his hands through the tight curls on his head, his expression surly.
  • I called surly strangers in Ohio and hate-filled racists in Pennsylvania,
  • A certain surly old littérateur tells me that he prefers these wretched versions to Mr. Payne’s. for more
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