Definition of thrawn in English:


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Pronunciation: /θrɔːn


  • 1Twisted; crooked: a slightly thrawn neck
  • 2Perverse; ill-tempered: mother’s looking a bit thrawn this morning
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    • 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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