What does surliness mean?

Definitions for surliness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surlinessnoun

    a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

    "his temper was well known to all his employees"


  1. surlinessnoun

    The property of being surly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surlinessnoun

    Gloomy moroseness; sour anger.

    Etymology: from surly.

    Thus pale they meet; their eyes with fury burn;
    None greets; for none the greeting will return;
    But in dumb surliness, each arm’d with care,
    His foe profest, as brother of the war. Dryden.


  1. surliness

    Surliness refers to a state or behavior of being bad-tempered, rude, disrespectful, gloomy, or gruff. It's generally characterized by showing irritation or ill humor through a gloomy or hostile demeanor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surlinessnoun

    the quality or state of being surly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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