churlish definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar.
    • Having a bad personality; surly: "as valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear” ( Shakespeare).
    • hard to work with, eg earth; intractable.
    • of or regarding a serf, peasant, or rustic
    • rude, surly, ungracious
    • stingy or grudging
    • hard to till, lacking pliancy; uncontrollable
    • Like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly; illiberal; niggardly.
    • Wanting pliancy; uncontrollable; unyielding; perhaps not easily wrought.
    • having a bad disposition; surly
    • rude and boorish
    • Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar.
    • Having a poor disposition; surly: "as valiant as lion, churlish due to the fact bear” ( Shakespeare).
    • hard to utilize, like soil; intractable.
    • of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or austere
    • rude, surly, ungracious
    • stingy or grudging
    • hard to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
    • Like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly; illiberal; niggardly.
    • Wanting pliancy; uncontrollable; unyielding; maybe not quickly wrought.
    • having a poor disposition; surly
    • rude and boorish
  • others:
    • Like or related to a churl. Rude; ill-bred; surly; austere; sullen; rough in temperament; uncivil.
    • Selfish; narrow-minded; avaricious; niggardly.
    • ergo Of things, unpliant; unyielding; unmanageable.
    • Synonyms Clownish, Loutish, etc. See boorish.
    • Like or regarding a churl. Rude; ill-bred; surly; austere; sullen; rough in temper; uncivil.
    • Selfish; narrow-minded; avaricious; niggardly.
    • For this reason Of things, unpliant; unyielding; unmanageable.
    • Synonyms Clownish, Loutish, etc. See boorish.

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