Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun The quality or state of being surly.

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  • noun The property of being surly.

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

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Etymologies

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From surly +‎ -ness.

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