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churlish

churl·ish

churlish

 
pronunciation:
chuhr lihsh
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: rude or vulgar in behavior or manner.
Working as a cocktail waitress was lucrative but it meant enduring the often churlish behavior of drunken customers.
synonyms:
boorish, lowbred, uncouth, vulgar
antonyms:
courtly, polite, refined
similar words:
barbaric, bearish, coarse, crabbed, crude, grouchy, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, irascible, obnoxious, quarrelsome, rough, rude, surly
definition 2: peasantlike.
She thought herself too sophisticated to involve herself with a man she considered churlish and somewhat backward.
synonyms:
provincial, rustic, uncultured
antonyms:
aristocratic, courtly, gentlemanly
similar words:
agrarian, Arcadian, backwoods, boorish, coarse, countrified, down-home, homespun, pastoral, primitive, uncivil, unsophisticated
definition 3: stingy; miserly.
He was a wealthy but churlish man who spent little on his family and gave nothing to charity.
synonyms:
miserly, penurious, stingy
antonyms:
generous, magnanimous
similar words:
chary, cheap, niggardly, parsimonious, tightfisted
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derivations: churlishly (adv.), churlishness (n.)