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churlish

adjective churl·ish \ˈchər-lish\

: not polite

Full Definition of CHURLISH

1
:  of, resembling, or characteristic of a churl :  vulgar
2
:  marked by a lack of civility or graciousness :  surly
3
:  difficult to work with or deal with :  intractable <churlish soil>
churl·ish·ly adverb
churl·ish·ness noun

Examples of CHURLISH

  1. It would be churlish not to congratulate him.
  2. <it would be churlish for any dinner guest to express anything but gratitude for his host's generous hospitality>

First Known Use of CHURLISH

before 12th century

Rhymes with CHURLISH

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