Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Of or like a churl; rude; sordid.

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Usage examples "churlish":

  1. You have been so extraordinarily brotherly to me in writing of your convictions and in furnishing me ideas, that I feel ashamed of my churlish and chary replies. - "The Letters of William James, Vol. II", William James.
  2. She had been churlish to everybody for years. - "The Enchanted April", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  3. Kubbeling's eldest son and his churlish helpmate had fared forth to Venice instead of himself. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.