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surly

sur·ly

surly

 
pronunciation:
suhr li
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: surlier, surliest
definition: ill-tempered and rude; unfriendly.
The owner of the tavern ejected the surly customer.It's best not to get surly with a police officer.
synonyms:
antagonistic, brusque, cantankerous, crusty, hostile, ill-natured, sullen, unfriendly
antonyms:
amiable, pleasant
similar words:
bad-tempered, churlish, crabbed, cross, curt, dour, grouchy, gruff, grumpy, impolite, insolent, irascible, peevish, rude, sulky, testy
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derivations: surlily (adv.), surliness (n.)