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