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.
It may seem the height of churlishness to miss the chance to visit the birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg, but I, along with several other members of our party, decided to instead enjoy a leisurely day with a guided tour of the baroque old town, Linz - there is a lot of 'baroque' architecture to experience on these kind of trips!
People can be snobby about the merits of football outside England - in an age where the self-styled 'best league in the world' dominates - but it would take a particularly spiteful kind of churlishness to dismiss the scale of that achievement.
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.