churlishness


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churl·ish

 (chûr′lĭsh)
adj.
1. Having a bad disposition; surly: "as valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear" (Shakespeare).
2. Archaic Of, like, or befitting a churl; boorish or vulgar.
3. Archaic Difficult to work with; intractable. Used as of soil.

churl′ish·ly adv.
churl′ish·ness n.
Translations

churlishness

[ˈtʃɜːlɪʃnɪs] N (= rudeness) → grosería f, mala educación f; (= unfriendliness) → conducta f poco amistosa; (= meanness) → mezquindad f

churlishness

churlishness

[ˈtʃɜːlɪʃnɪs] nrozzezza, sgarbataggine f
References in classic literature ?
Courtesy of tongue,'' said Rowena, ``when it is used to veil churlishness of deed, is but a knight's girdle around the breast of a base clown.
And, while Jane was murmuring at her churlishness, she wrote in a bold hand:
Something about his masterful air pleased Tuck, in spite of his churlishness.
To say, as Guardiola did, that he did not have any players available smacks of churlishness.
Unfortunately, his latest round of attacks and general churlishness are about him and are not aimed at deflecting attention away from his players, but away from the 'averageness' of his team in comparison with those around him.
The opposition, especially the Congress Party, should drop the midnight churlishness it showed on July 1 and stake its due claim as promoters of the new tax regime.
They should have legislated a cure for a highly contagious disease that infects politicians in staggering numbers: chronic, relapsing, terminal hypocritical churlishness (the "Disease").
There's been a spot of nationalist churlishness about the design of the Team GB top - the Scottish heraldic unicorn is missing, didn't you know.
Each year they have answered my churlishness with generosity.
Applying the scientific method or, as he puts it, "looking at things in a sciencey way," our narrator presents case studies, graphs and charts documenting the churlishness he finds all around him.
In the face of heckling by Twitter trolls and even criticism from within his own team, he won bronze at London 2012 and betrayed not a trace of that churlishness shown by others for whom only gold was good enough.
Such churlishness has been at odds with Billy Davies' dynamic side on the pitch, whose fine start to the season was held up by Charlton's spirited comeback.