|English Dictionary: churlish||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for churlish|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Churlish \Churl"ish\, a.|
1. Like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly;
illiberal; niggardly. [bd]Churlish benefits.[b8] --Ld.
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.