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Meaning of CHURLISH

Pronunciation:  'churlish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a bad disposition; surly; "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare
  2. [adj]  rude and boorish
 

CHURLISH is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: ill-natured, ungracious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Churl"ish\, a.
1. Like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly;
   illiberal; niggardly. ``Churlish benefits.'' --Ld.
   Burleigh.

         Half mankind maintain a churlish strife. --Cowper.

2. Wanting pliancy; unmanageable; unyielding; not easily
   wrought; as, a churlish soil; the churlish and intractable
   nature of some minerals. --Boyle.

 
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