Definition of Churlish

1. Adjective. Rude and boorish.

Similar to: Ungracious



2. Adjective. Having a bad disposition; surly. "Churlish as a bear"
Similar to: Ill-natured

Definition of Churlish

1. a. Like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly; illiberal; niggardly.

Definition of Churlish

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic ¹

2. Adjective. rude, surly, ungracious ¹

3. Adjective. stingy or grudging ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Churlish

1. churl [adj] - See also: churl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Churlish

churchwide
churchwoman
churchwomen
churchy
churchyard
churchyard cough
churchyard coughs
churchyards
churels
churg-strauss syndrome
churidars
churinga
churingas
churl
churlish (current term)
churlishly
churlishness
churlishnesses
churls
churly
churmuri
churn
churn out
churn up
churnable
churnalism
churnalist
churnalists
churned

Literary usage of Churlish

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1. Thoughts for the Thoughtful by Old Humphrey (1843)
"One of the most churlish remarks that I remember to have ever heard was made by a ... was the reply of the churlish farmer. This happened when I was a boy, ..."

2. Rambles in Yucatan: Or, Notes of Travel Through the Peninsula, Including a by Benjamin Moore Norman (1843)
"... Ruins — Difficulties of Strangers— A Norther — Kaua — The churlish Curate—End of a Feast — The Route — Approach to Chi-Chen — A Glimpse of the Ruins. ..."

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