surlily
adverb see surly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Surlily — Sur li*ly, adv. In a surly manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surlily — surly ► ADJECTIVE (surlier, surliest) ▪ bad tempered and unfriendly. DERIVATIVES surlily adverb surliness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «lordly, haughty»: from obsolete sirly, from SIR(Cf. ↑sir) …   English terms dictionary

  • surlily — See surly. * * * …   Universalium

  • surlily — adverb In a surly manner …   Wiktionary

  • surlily — adv. irritably, in an ill tempered manner, sullenly, crossly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surlily — sur·li·ly …   English syllables

  • surlily — adverb in a churlish manner the store owner treated his customers churlishly • Syn: ↑churlishly • Derived from adjective: ↑surly, ↑churlish (for: ↑churlishly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • surly — surlily, adv. surliness, n. /serr lee/, adj., surlier, surliest. 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.… …   Universalium

  • churlishly — adverb in a churlish manner the store owner treated his customers churlishly • Syn: ↑surlily • Derived from adjective: ↑surly (for: ↑surlily), ↑churlish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chuffily — Chuff i*ly, adv. Clownishly; surlily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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