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surly

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.li/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
often in a bad mood, unfriendly, and not polite: We were served by a very surly waiter. He gave me a surly look.Bad-temperedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
surliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Bad-temperedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
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