Definition of churlish in English:

churlish

Line breaks: churl|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəːlɪʃ
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

churlishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • With a few heartwarming exceptions, these workers are churlishly protective of their narrow self-interest.
  • The King, although granting Chardin a pension, churlishly bundled Chardin's pictures, which now grace the walls of the Louvre, into a cupboard at Versailles.
  • Houllier lamented, somewhat churlishly: ‘Referees get you the sack in this game, not players.’

churlishness

noun
More example sentences
  • Rory's churlishness doesn't keep his family from rushing to his hospital bedside, however.
  • As a professor, it would be the height of churlishness to complain about such industrious habits.
  • This dispelled my churlishness and the rest of the route through the grounds and lovely farmland was much enjoyed.

Origin

Old English cierlisc, ceorlisc (see churl, -ish1).

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