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    How do you spell this word?

    surrely, surely, surrly....It describes a tone in a voice or a look on a face.

    I googled it, but all of the words are there...It comes back as "Do you mean?"

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    surly. (I can get pretty surly my own self, sometimes!

    -Donna


    surly
    One entry found for surly.


    Main Entry: sur∑ly
    Pronunciation: 's&r-lE
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): sur∑li∑er; -est
    Etymology: alteration of Middle English serreli lordly, imperious, probably from sire, ser sire
    1 : menacing or threatening in appearance <surly weather>
    2 obsolete : ARROGANT, IMPERIOUS
    3 : irritably sullen and churlish in mood or manner : CRABBED
    synonym see SULLEN
    - sur∑li∑ly /-l&-lE/ adverb
    - sur∑li∑ness /-lE-n&s/ noun
    - surly adverb
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    SURLY
    One entry found for surly.
    Main Entry: sur∑ly
    Pronunciation: 's&r-lE
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): sur∑li∑er; -est
    Etymology: alteration of Middle English serreli lordly, imperious, probably from sire, ser sire
    1 : menacing or threatening in appearance <surly weather>
    2 obsolete : ARROGANT, IMPERIOUS
    3 : irritably sullen and churlish in mood or manner : CRABBED
    synonym see SULLEN
    - sur∑li∑ly /-l&-lE/ adverb
    - sur∑li∑ness /-lE-n&s/ noun
    - surly adverb
    Last edited by makarios; 06-22-2007 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Donna is faster than I am! :)

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    How funny! It is spelled the only way that I didn't spell it!

    THANKS!
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