churlishly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.churlishly - in a churlish manner; "the store owner treated his customers churlishly"
Translations

churlishly

[ˈtʃɜːlɪʃlɪ] ADV (= rudely) → groseramente, sin educación

churlishly

[ˈtʃɜːlɪʃlɪ] advrozzamente, sgarbatamente
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"Nay, nay, I think not of it now; but this strange man amuses me; and if he 'hath music in his soul', let us not churlishly reject his company." She pointed persuasively along the path with her riding whip, while their eyes met in a look which the young man lingered a moment to prolong; then, yielding to her gentle influence, he clapped his spurs into his charger, and in a few bounds was again at the side of Cora.
With this demand, however, the eating-house (having experience of its customer) declined to comply, churlishly sending back for answer that if Mr Swiveller stood in need of beef perhaps he would be so obliging as to come there and eat it, bringing with him, as grace before meat, the amount of a certin small account which had long been outstanding.
Instead of rebuking me with the sweetness and dignity which I could not, in spite of my past observation, help expecting from you, you churlishly repel my offer of the assistance you need, tell me that I am very rude, very officious, and, in short, do what you can to make my position disagreeable and humiliating."
And yet Alan must be there - Alan locked in drunken slumbers, forgetful of the return of day, of the holy season, and of the friend whom he had so coldly received and was now so churlishly neglecting.
It was a projecting window; and on the inside were suspended a variety of watches, pinchbeck, silver, and one or two of gold, all with their faces turned from the streets, as if churlishly disinclined to inform the wayfarers what o'clock it was.
And when Johnson, his big, hunched back still churlishly turned against her, refused to answer Flora, dismissing her question as "stuff he doesn't comment on", he was enthusiastically cheered.
Oberoi -- who is known for his massive beef with Bollywood actor Salman Khan -- seems to have copped out churlishly, but he seems to have transferred the burden to clean up his mess to his film's publicist.
It churlishly became known as the Tiger Slam because it was spread over two seasons - the last three majors of 2000, the first of 2001 - but as Woods responded: 'If you can put all four trophies on your coffee table, I'd say it's a slam.'
The Wimbledon faithful would respond by churlishly refusing to rename Henman Hill.
Smith then churlishly denied access to the drawings by others, including their commissioner after his retirement to Britain in 1815.
Mr Ratcliffe wrote: "It implies that despite the riches of Croesus being laid at our feet by the authority, we churlishly dismissed the region on a whim.