churlishness

churlish

[chur-lish]
adjective
1.
like a churl; boorish; rude: churlish behavior.
2.
of a churl; peasantlike.
3.
niggardly; mean.
4.
difficult to work or deal with, as soil.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English cherlish, Old English ceorlisc. See churl, -ish1

churlishly, adverb
churlishness, noun
unchurlish, adjective
unchurlishly, adverb
unchurlishness, noun


1. coarse, uncouth, vulgar, loutish; ill-natured, uncivil.


1. courteous.
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churlish (ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  rude or surly
2.  of or relating to peasants
3.  miserly
 
'churlishly
 
adv
 
'churlishness
 
n

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churlish
late O.E. cierlisc "of or pertaining to churls," from churl (q.v.). Meaning "Deliberately rude" is late 14c.
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