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3 definitions found
 for surliness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surliness \Sur"li*ness\, n.
     The quality or state of being surly.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  surliness
      n 1: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper
           was well known to all his employees" [syn: temper,
           biliousness, irritability, peevishness,
           pettishness, snappishness, surliness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "surliness":
     abruptness, aggressiveness, bearishness, beastliness, bluntness,
     boorishness, bouderie, brashness, brusqueness, brusquerie,
     churlishness, crustiness, curtness, dejection, dumpishness,
     glumness, grimness, gruffness, grumness, harshness, melancholy,
     moodiness, moodishness, mopishness, moroseness, nastiness,
     roughness, severity, sharpness, shortness, sulkiness, sullenness,
     truculence
  
  

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