pour, stream, flow; rise, ascend, mount, climb, come up; heave, rise and fall, go up and down, ebb and flow, oscillate, undulate, wave; rock, roll, turn, toss, storm.
surly, adj. 1. cantankerous, irascible, iracund, obnoxious, crabbed, choleric, brusque, peppery, crusty; grumpy, grouchy, crotchety, dyspeptic, thorny, bearish, snarling, growling; cross, feisty, huffy, sulky, sullen, biiious, cranky, peevish, irritable; testy, touchy, tetchy, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, short-tempered, ill-humored, ill-natured; fractious, quarrelsome, disagreeable, Inf. ornery, InJ. mean, Inf. bitchy, Inf. ugly; caustic, mordant, mordacious, sarcastic, insulting, biting; sharp, uncivil, rough, harsh; curt, short, terse, blunt.
2. unfriendly, unsociable, inhospitable, unamiable, unaffable; hostile, antagonistic, adverse, averse, contrary, oppugnant, inimical; anti, against, Sl. agin, down on.
3. gloomy, depressing, cheerless, mournful, doleful, dolorous; dismal, dreary, bleak, grim, funereal, lugubrious; dark, black, sinister, heavy, malign, malignant, malevolent; threatening, menacing, lowering, looming.
surmise, v. 1. imagine, suppose, presume, infer, suspect, guess, conjecture; assume, understand, gather, deduce, conclude, reckon, deem, feel, opine, be of the opinion, daresay.
-n. 2. matter of conjecture, open question; possi
bility, likelihood, probability.
3. idea, thought, belief, opinion; inference, assumption, presumption, supposition, supposal.
4. guess, conjecture, hypothesis, postulate, Inf. hunch, Inf. stab, Inf. shot, Inf. shot in the dark.
surmount, v. 1. climb, climb over, ascend, scale, mount, clear, vault.
2. overcome, conquer, triumph over, prevail over, get the better of, beat, Inf. lick; survive, pull through, make it, weather the storm.
3. top, overtop, tower above, rise above; overlook, command, dominate.
4. top off, cap, crown, crest.
surmountable, adj. superable, capable of being overcome, conquerable, vincible, beatable; achievable, attainable, obtainable, within reach, reachable, realizable.
surname, n. 1. last name, family name, proper name, cognomen; patronymic, metronymic, matro-nymic; maiden name.
2. epithet, appellative, byword, label, tag; nickname, pet name, sobriquet, Sl. handle, Sl. moniker; appellation, designation, name, title, honorific, style.
surpass, v. 1. exceed, pass, pass or go beyond, Sl. one-up, break the record, Inf. go over the top; transcend, leave behind, leave in the dust; prevail over, take precedence over, supersede.
2. excel, better, Inf go one better, trump; walk off or away with, take the cake or prize; outstrip, outdo, outvie, outrival, outclass, outshine, outperform, outplay, Inf. run rings or circles around; cap, top, overtop; beat, best, worst; overshadow, throw or cast into the shade, eclipse, put to shame, shame, Inf. show [s.o.] up; outrun, outpace, outdistance, distance; overtake, overhaul, overpass, lap, shoot ahead of, get ahead of.
surpassing, adj. transcendent, transcending, exceeding, excelling, outstripping, eclipsing; extraordinary, out of the ordinary, rare; superior, better, finer, greater, a cut or stroke or notch above; outstanding, standout, preeminent, Fr. par excellence-, incomparable, inimitable, nonpareil, peerless, matchless, second to none, in a class by itself, Latin, sui generis; unequaled, unmatched, unrivaled, unsurpassed, unparalleled.