Synonyms and Antonyms of churl
1 an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country as far as he was concerned, anyone from outside the city was a backwater churl Synonyms bumpkin, chawbacon, hick, clodhopper, cornball, countryman, hayseed, hillbilly, provincial, rube, rustic, yokelRelated Words boor, clod, clown, gawk, lout, oaf; greenhorn, tenderfoot; peasant, peon; backwoodsman, mountaineerNear Antonyms slicker, smoothy (or smoothie); metropolitan, suburbanite, urbaniteAntonyms cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate
2 a mean grasping person who is usually stingy with money don't bother asking for donations at that house—the churl who lives there believes that charity begins and ends at home Synonyms cheapskate, miser, hunks, niggard, penny-pincher, piker, scrooge, skinflint, tightwadRelated Words hoarder, pack rat, saverNear Antonyms prodigal, profligate, spender, spendthrift, squanderer, waster, wastrel
3 a person whose behavior is offensive to others a churl who gets thrown out of parties with remarkable regularity Synonyms bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, jerk, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, verminRelated Words barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerdNear Antonyms hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint
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