Definition of Surlily

1. Adverb. In a churlish manner. "The store owner treated his customers churlishly"

Exact synonyms: Churlishly
Partainyms: Churlish, Surly



Definition of Surlily

1. adv. In a surly manner.

Definition of Surlily

1. Adverb. In a surly manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surlily

1. surly [adv] - See also: surly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surlily

surilis
surimi
surimis
surimono
surimonos
surinam cherry
surinamite
suring
surite
surjection
surjections
surjective
surjectivity
surlier
surliest
surlily (current term)
surliness
surlinesses
surling
surlings
surloin
surloins
surly
surmark
surmarks
surmisable
surmisal
surmisals
surmise
surmised

Literary usage of Surlily

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1. The Diary of John Evelyn by John Evelyn (1901)
"Note, they denied to pay the Lieutenant of the Tower (Hales, who used them very surlily), any fees, alleging that none were due. The night was solemnized ..."

2. Sketches of India by Moyle Sherer (1821)
"... and enquired if they had seen any of my attendants looking for me. One pointed out the direction ; the other looked up surlily and was silent. ..."

3. A Confederate Girl's Diary by Sarah Morgan Dawson (1913)
"Mrs. Hen recommenced her pecking; poor Mr. Hen at last surlily rejoined, "For Heaven's sake, don't make a fuss in the cars," with an emphasis on the last ..."

4. A Confederate Girl's Diary by Sarah Morgan Dawson (1913)
"Mrs. Hen recommenced her pecking; poor Mr. Hen at last surlily rejoined, "For Heaven's sake, don't make a fuss in the cars," with an emphasis on the last ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... This Vulcan has that Mars within his net. Your counsel comes too late, for 'tis decreed, To make the woman sure, the man shall bleed. [Exit surlily. ..."

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