Definition of 'surly'
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She could not understand how such a surly man could make such a coaxing sound. The Secret Garden (1911)The surly bonds of print do tend to detain new tech. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The surly bonds of national identity may be slipping. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company found itself employing increasingly unresponsive and at times surly sales staff and poor in-store managers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were somewhere between surly and arrogant, always. The Sun (2014)Yet surly as he looked, he was harmless. Somewhere East of Life (1994)And yet as soon as one was out of the main streets, where all the fun was going on, the people looked surly. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)
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