thrawn

thrawn

[thrawn, thrahn]
adjective Scot.
1.
twisted; crooked; distorted.
2.
contrary; peevish; perverse.
3.
unpleasant; sullen.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (north and Scots), variant of thrown; see thraw

thrawnly, adverb
thrawnness, noun
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thrawn (θrɔːn)
 
adj
1.  crooked or twisted
2.  stubborn; perverse
 
[Northern English dialect, variant of thrown, from Old English thrāwan to twist about, throw]

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