Surly vs Sursy - What's the difference?

surly | sursy |


As an adjective surly

is (obsolete) lordly, arrogant, supercilious.

As an adverb surly

is (obsolete) in an arrogant or supercilious manner.

As a noun sursy is

(southern us) an inexpensive but unexpected gift.

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

    sursy

    English

    Noun

    (sursies)
  • (Southern US) An inexpensive but unexpected gift.