Adjective "Surly" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Surly


    Definition:

    1. churlishly rude or bad-tempered: a surly waiter.Synonyms: sullen, uncivil, brusque, irascible, splenetic, choleric, cross; grumpy, grouchy, crabby.

    2. unfriendly or hostile; menacingly irritable: a surly old lion.Synonyms: threatening, malevolent.

    3. dark or dismal; menacing; threatening: a surly sky.Synonyms: ominous.

    4. Obsolete. lordly; arrogant.

    Examples:

    "people can be surly as wives."

    "people can be surly about lifts."

    "people can be surly about disposals."

    "people can be surly."

    "attitudes can be surly."

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