surly

[s_ˈɜː_l_ɪ], [sˈɜːlɪ], [sˈɜːlɪ]

Definitions of surly:

  1.   Surlily. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Gloomily morose; crabbed; snarling; rough. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Morose: uncivil: tempestuous. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Cross and rude; gloomily morose; snarling. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Surliest. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   Arrogant; haughty. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   Morose; gruff; ill- tempered. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8.   Gloomily ill- humored; morose; rudely abrupt. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Surliness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   Surlier. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for surly:

  1. Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her. – John Millington Synge

Usage examples for surly:

  1. “ " I'm not," says a muffled, surly voice. ” – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. He could get no information about her from the neighbors; they were surly or asleep. ” – Spare Hours by John Brown
  3. One day one of them asked Stubby why he didn't have a dog and he replied in surly fashion that he didn't have one 'cause he didn't want one. ” – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  4. The husband seemed a surly sort of chap. ” – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  5. “ I never smoke, said Mr. Weintraub, with a smile which somehow did not seem to fit his surly face. ” – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  6. Welborne put out his hand as if to touch the purple and swollen spot above Bradley's eye, but with a surly oath the young man drew back. ” – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  7. He begged the door- keeper to let him in, but the surly man refused to do so. ” – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  8. “ " To his death," answered a surly fellow. ” – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  9. But the next moment the old man was erect; one hand grasping the captured pistol, the other clutching at arm's length the throat of a figure, surly youthful, and savage. ” – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  10. Sir Marmaduke was not afraid of meeting the old Quakeress, nor yet the surly smith; Richard being out of the way, he had no misgivings in his mind when he retraced his steps towards the cottage. ” – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy

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