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churlish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Churlish  \Churl"ish\,  a. 
  1.  Like  a  churl;  rude;  cross-grained;  ungracious;  surly; 
  illiberal;  niggardly.  ``Churlish  benefits.''  --Ld. 
  Burleigh 
 
  Half  mankind  maintain  a  churlish  strife.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  Wanting  pliancy;  unmanageable;  unyielding;  not  easily 
  wrought;  as  a  churlish  soil;  the  churlish  and  intractable 
  nature  of  some  minerals.  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  churlish 
  adj  1:  rude  and  boorish 
  2:  having  a  bad  disposition;  surly;  "churlish  as  a  bear"- 
  Shakespeare 




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