: of, resembling, or characteristic of a churl : vulgar
: marked by a lack of civility or graciousness : surly
: difficult to work with or deal with : intractable <churlish soil>
— churl·ish·ly adverb
— churl·ish·ness noun
Examples of CHURLISH
- It would be churlish not to congratulate him.
- <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
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