Surly synonyms and antonyms

sûr'lē

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Polite and respectful rather than rude.
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Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:
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Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
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The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
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Marked by impatience or ill humor.
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Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
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In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
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Somber; dull
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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
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Involving interchange; reciprocal.
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Moody and melancholy; dejected.
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In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
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Querulous or discontented.
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Having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc.
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Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
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Surly and peevish; cranky.
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(Stock market) Characterized by falling share prices.
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Stingy or mean
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Rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined
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Impolite; lacking consideration for others
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Harsh and throaty; hoarse
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Having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilious
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Having a bad temper
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Not urbane; crude; unpolished
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Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
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Growling, having a snarl.
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Sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body
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Not amiable; not likable; having a tendency to be disliked.
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Not civilized; barbarous
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Lacking kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or similar; cruel, harsh or unjust; ungrateful. [From mid-14thC.]
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The definition of a curmudgeon is a cranky, ill tempered individual.
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Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
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Having a harmful influence:
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Partially or totally dark, especially dismal and dreary:
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Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood:
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The definition of saturnine is someone or someplace that is gloomy, dark, moody or mysterious.
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The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
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Having a bad disposition; peevish.
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Unable to relax; fidgety or restless
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Having a bad temper; irritable.
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Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
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Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
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(Informal) Rapid and without delay.
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Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
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Bad-tempered; snappish
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Cheerful; willing:
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Having or showing a bad temper
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