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surly

adjective

1 surly

Inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace:
— A surly waiter.

synonym: ugly.

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

Roget 895: discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered; impolite, unpolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ... show more

Roget 901a: sullen, sulky; ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-affected, ill-disposed; grouty [U.S.]; in an ill temper, in a bad temper, in a shocking temper, in an ill humor, in a bad humor, in a shocking humor; ... show more




Moby thesaurus: abrupt, aggressive, argumentative, bad-tempered, bearish, beastly, beetle-browed, bilious, black, black-browed, bluff, blunt, boorish, brash, brusque, cantankerous, cavalier, choleric, churlish, crabbed ... show more.

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