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sur•ly



Pronunciation: (sûr'lē), [key]
adj., -li•er, -li•est.
1. churlishly rude or bad-tempered: a surly waiter.
2. unfriendly or hostile; menacingly irritable: a surly old lion.
3. dark or dismal; menacing; threatening: a surly sky.
4. Obs.lordly; arrogant.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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