from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or in bad humor; out of sorts; cross; surly; disobliging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective ill-natured; having a sour, disagreeable, or surly disposition. Opposite of good-natured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a bad temper
  • adjective irritable in a surly manner.

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

  • adjective brusque and surly and forbidding


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