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English Dictionary: churlish by the DICT Development Group
2 results for churlish
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. rude and boorish
  2. having a bad disposition; surly; "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare
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.
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