churlish

[ chur-lish ]
/ ˈtʃɜr lɪʃ /

adjective

like a churl; boorish; rude: churlish behavior.
of a churl; peasantlike.
stingy; mean.
difficult to work or deal with, as soil.

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Origin of churlish

Before 1000; Middle English cherlish, Old English ceorlisc. See churl, -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for churlish

churlish
/ (ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ) /

adjective

rude or surly
of or relating to peasants
miserly

Derived forms of churlish

churlishly, adverbchurlishness, noun
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