churlish


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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.

churlish

(ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ)
adj
1. rude or surly
2. of or relating to peasants
3. miserly
ˈchurlishly adv
ˈchurlishness n

churl•ish

(ˈtʃɜr lɪʃ)

adj.
1. like a churl; boorish; rude: churlish behavior.
2. peasantlike.
3. niggardly; mean.
4. difficult to work or deal with, as soil.
[before 1000]
churl′ish•ly, adv.
churl′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.churlish - rude and boorish
ungracious - lacking charm and good taste; "an ungracious industrial city"; "this curt summary is not meant to be ungracious"; "ungracious behavior"
2.churlish - having a bad disposition; surly; "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

churlish

churlish

adjective
Translations

churlish

[ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ] ADJ (= rude) → grosero, maleducado; (= unfriendly) → poco amistoso, arisco; (= mean) → mezquino
it would be churlish not to thank himsería muy grosero or maleducado no darle las gracias

churlish

[ˈtʃɜːrlɪʃ] adj
(= rude) → grossier/ière
(bad-tempered)hargneux/euse
(= mean) → mesquin(e)
it would be churlish to do ..., it seems churlish to do ... → il serait mesquin de faire ...

churlish

adj, churlishly
advungehobelt

churlish

[ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ] adjrozzo/a, sgarbato/a
References in classic literature ?
By her help I also now Make this churlish place allow Something that may sweeten gladness In the very gall of sadness-- The dull loneness, the black shade, That these hanging vaults have made The strange music of the waves Beating on these hollow caves, This black den which rocks emboss, Overgrown with eldest moss, The rude portals that give light More to terror than delight, This my chamber of neglect
The farmer who had been so churlish with Tess was quite smooth-tongued to Clare, and lent him a horse and man to drive him towards Marlott, the gig he had arrived in being sent back to Emminster; for the limit of a day's journey with that horse was reached.
No churlish old curmudgeon could have been the owner of that grove of bread-fruit trees, or of these gloriously yellow bunches of bananas.
"Or that he should be as gross and churlish as you!"
That evening, of course, she would be unusually attentive, gentle, and respectful to her "gross and churlish" husband, her "dear, kind Ivan Fedorovitch," for she had never left off loving him.
'Wretched inmates!' I ejaculated, mentally, 'you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality.
We must now change the scene to the village of Ashby, or rather to a country house in its vicinity belonging to a wealthy Israelite, with whom Isaac, his daughter, and retinue, had taken up their quarters; the Jews, it is well known, being as liberal in exercising the duties of hospitality and charity among their own people, as they were alleged to be reluctant and churlish in extending them to those whom they termed Gentiles, and whose treatment of them certainly merited little hospitality at their hand.
But of late I had remarked in her a strong aversion for, even a contempt for--him, while, for his part, he had scarcely even looked at her, but had behaved towards her always in the most churlish fashion.
And he looked on this visit to a churlish old man and a rich and ugly heiress in the same way.
I dropped his hand and walked on in silence, and presently I did my most churlish to hurt him by ending the story abruptly in a very cruel way.
715-716) Do not get a name either as lavish or as churlish; as a friend of rogues or as a slanderer of good men.
'Fie, fie!' replied Sir John (for it was he), 'how very churlish! We were speaking of you.