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thrawn Syllabification: thrawn

Definition of thrawn in English:


1Perverse; ill-tempered: your mother’s looking a bit thrawn this morning
More example sentences
  • Life for her and her siblings on Blawearie farm is conditioned by the weather and the mood of her thrawn, ill-tempered father, John.
  • Being thrawn, I refused to cut it to ‘a commercial length’ or compromise in any way.
  • Although the Holland job must be tempting, it is probably too easy an option for his thrawn nature.
1.1Twisted; crooked: a slightly thrawn neck


Late Middle English: Scots form of thrown (see throw), in the obsolete sense 'twisted, wrung'.

Words that rhyme with thrawn

adorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, lawn, lorn, morn, mourn, newborn, Norn, outworn, pawn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, spawn, suborn, sworn, thorn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn
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