Surly vs Purly - What's the difference?

surly | purly |


As adverbs the difference between surly and purly

is that surly is (obsolete) in an arrogant or supercilious manner while purly is .

As an adjective surly

is (obsolete) lordly, arrogant, supercilious.

As a noun purly is

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surly

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (obsolete) Lordly, arrogant, supercilious.
  • Irritated, bad-tempered, unfriendly.
  • Threatening, menacing, gloomy.
  • The surly weather put us all in a bad mood.

    Adverb

    (er)
  • (obsolete) In an arrogant or supercilious manner.
  • * 1623 , , Julius Caesar , I.iii,
  • Against the Capitol I met a lion / Who glazed upon me, and went surly

    purly

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Adverb

    (head)