surly

Definitions:

Gloomily morose; crabbed; snarling; rough.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Cross and rude; gloomily morose; snarling.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Surliness.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Arrogant; haughty.
- Newage Dictionary DB (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Gloomily ill- humored; morose; rudely abrupt.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Surlier.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (comp.) (comparative)
Surliest.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (superl.) (superlative)
Morose: uncivil: tempestuous.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Surlily.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)
Morose; gruff; ill- tempered.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

In the centre of the room both men paused, and Heron turned with a surly growl to his friend.
- El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
At a distance Claire fancied that the home of her youth wore a surly depressed air.
- Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
The landlord at the inn, being Jacker's friend, had appeared as a witness on his behalf, and had declared that Jacker was always a quiet, well- behaved youth, while Paul was a surly villain, with whom it was impossible for quiet lads to live in peace.
- The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking