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surly

Synonyms of surly in English:

adjective

  • 1 we've had complaints from customers about your surly disposition
    sullen, sulky, moody, sour, unfriendly, unpleasant, scowling, unsmiling;
    abrupt, brusque, curt, gruff, churlish, ill-humored, crabby, cranky, uncivil
    informal grouchy
    [Antonyms] pleasant
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