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.
Each year they have answered my churlishness with generosity.
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.
Any negative assessment of Worcester's season, which ended in pretty lackadaisical circumstances at Franklin's Gardens last weekend, flirts with churlishness.
Jordan documents Patton's remarkable churlishness and childishness, as well as his extraordinary drive and sense of the operational moment.
If the monster is a metaphor for all that is troubling Conor, his agitation, his resentment, his churlishness, his pushing away of comfort this novel becomes an astute psychological study, instead of yet another thriller with an arresting narrative.
Whatever the complexion of the next Welsh administration - and few doubt it will be anything other than Labour-led - Ms Gillan is likely to encounter further instances of what she perceives as churlishness for as long as she remains in office.
I have never understood the churlishness of so much mainstream art history when confronted with the latest episode in Fried's lifelong research project, but no doubt there will be the usual rolling of eyes in certain quarters on discovering that chapter 3 of the new book is titled "The Invention of Absorption.