Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Crabbed; cross; rude; gruff.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "surly":

  1. " I know ye did, but that was last night," was the surly reply. - "Jess of the Rebel Trail", H. A. Cody.
  2. " Nothing to do with you," was the surly reply. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
  3. I only remember one surly man- not one of my workers or tenants. - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.