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sur·ly

 (sûr′lē)
adj. sur·li·er, sur·li·est
1. Sullenly ill-humored; gruff.
2. Threatening, as of weather conditions; ominous: surly clouds filled the sky.
3. Obsolete Arrogant; domineering.

[Middle English sirly, masterful, lordly, from sir, lord; see sir.]

sur′li·ly adv.
sur′li·ness n.

surly

(ˈsɜːlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. sullenly ill-tempered or rude
2. (Zoology) (of an animal) ill-tempered or refractory
3. dismal
4. obsolete arrogant
[C16: from obsolete sirly haughty; see sir]
ˈsurlily adv
ˈsurliness n

sur•ly

(ˈsɜr li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. sullenly rude or bad-tempered.
2. unfriendly or hostile; menacingly irritable: a surly old lion.
3. dark or dismal: a surly sky.
4. Obs. lordly; arrogant.
[1560–70; sp. variant of obsolete sirly lordly = sir + -ly]
sur′li•ly, adv.
sur′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.surly - inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menacesurly - inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

surly

surly

adjective
Translations
فَظ، مُكْفَهِر المِزاج
mrzutý
grovirriteret
önugur
īgnsrupjš

surly

[ˈsɜːlɪ] ADJ (surlier (compar) (surliest (superl))) → hosco, malhumorado
he gave me a surly answercontestó malhumorado

surly

[ˈsɜːrli] adjrevêche, maussade

surly

surly

[ˈsɜːlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → burbero/a, scontroso/a

surly

(ˈsəːli) adjective
bad-tempered or rude.
ˈsurliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Contrary to his expectation, Davout, after hearing him, became still surlier and ruder.
The fellow grew surlier upon this than before, and said he would do neither till he thought fit.
An interview with a surly gatekeeper and a surlier foreman, both of whom were appeased with the coin of the realm, put me on the track of Bloxam.
The surly groom looked surlier still at this, but not sufficiently so to produce any effect upon Sam, who immediately inquired, with a countenance of great anxiety, whether his master's name was not Walker.
The title refers to an island and one of its eponymous residents, 70-year-old Moses Sweetland, who makes some of Cormac McCarthy's surlier characters seem like Holly Golightly.