Definitions for surlyˈsɜr li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surly, ugly(adj)

    inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

    "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"

Wiktionary

  1. surly(Adverb)

    In an arrogant or supercilious manner.

  2. surly(Adjective)

    Lordly, arrogant, supercilious.

  3. surly(Adjective)

    Irritated, bad-tempered, unfriendly.

  4. surly(Adjective)

    Threatening, menacing, gloomy.

    The surly weather put us all in a bad mood.

  5. Origin: Sixteenth-century alteration of sirly, from sir + -ly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surly(adj)

    arrogant; haughty

  2. Surly(adj)

    gloomily morose; ill-natured, abrupt, and rude; severe; sour; crabbed; rough; sullen; gloomy; as, a surly groom; a surly dog; surly language; a surly look

  3. Surly(adj)

    rough; dark; tempestuous

  4. Origin: [Probably from sir, and originally meaning, sirlike, i.e., proud. See Sir, and Like, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surly

    sur′li, adj. morose: uncivil: tempestuous.—adv. Sur′lily.—n. Sur′liness. [For sir-ly, for sir-like, arrogant.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Burns:

    When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

  2. John Gillespie Magee:

    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.

  3. Maya Angelou:

    If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.

  4. Maya Angelou:

    If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.

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Translations for surly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • überheblichGerman
  • irritado, malhumorado, inamistosoSpanish
  • hapan, koppava, pahantuulinen, pöyhkeä, uhkaava, töykeäFinnish
  • grincheux, morne, menaçant, rude, impoli, grognon, autoritaire, arrogantFrench
  • mosachIrish
  • gruamachScottish Gaelic
  • scontrosoItalian
  • mistroostig, bedreigend, bars, bazig, onbeleefd, knorrig, arrogantDutch
  • высокоме́рный, надменный, угрюмый, спеси́вый, неприветливый, сердитый, угрожающий, грубый, грозныйRussian
  • buttreSwedish

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