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thrawn

Syllabification: thrawn
Pronunciation: /THrôn
 
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Definition of thrawn in English:

adjective

Scottish
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

Origin

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

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