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Surly

October 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

Word: Surly [sir-lee]

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: bad-tempered and unfriendly.

Origin: Mid 16th century, alteration of obsolete sirly.

Example Sentence: The man left with a surly expression having lost the wager.

Derivatives: Surliness (noun), Surlily (adverb)

For you will certainly carry out God’s purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.

C.S. Lewis

Fair speech may hide a foul heart.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers