Surly

Definition of Surly

Sur´ly
a.1.Arrogant; haughty.
2.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.Rough; dark; tempestuous.
Now softened into joy the surly storm.
- Thomson.

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