Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being surly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being surly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being surly; gloomy moroseness; crabbed ill-nature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Etymologies

From surly +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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