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surly

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  • adjgruff, bearish
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Synonyms for surly

adj gruff, bearish
  • boorish
  • dour
  • irritable
  • morose
  • rude
  • sullen
  • testy
  • ugly
  • brusque
  • churlish
  • cross
  • crusty
  • curmudgeonly
  • discourteous
  • fractious
  • glum
  • grouchy
  • ill-mannered
  • ill-natured
  • perverse
  • saturnine
  • sulky
  • uncivil
  • ungracious

Antonyms for surly

  • bright
  • cheerful
  • happy
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • polite
  • refined
  • sophisticated
  • gentle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to surly

bad-tempered

adjective. perversely irritable
  • atrabilious
  • cantankerous
  • snarly
  • splenetic
  • surly
  • waspish

brief

adjective. short, compressed

briefer

adjective. short, compressed

briefs

adjective. short, compressed

churlish

adjective. crude, boorish

crabbed

adjective. ill-tempered
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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