AskDefine | Define churlish

Dictionary Definition

churlish adj
1 rude and boorish
2 having a bad disposition; surly; "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic.
  2. Rude, surly, ungracious.
  3. Stingy or grudging
  4. In the context of "of soil": Difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable.

Translations

of or pertaining to a serf
  • Norwegian: bondsk
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