Churlish



[chur-lish] /ˈtʃɜr lɪʃ/

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.
/ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rude or surly
2.
of or relating to peasants
3.
miserly
adj.

late Old English cierlisc “of or pertaining to churls,” from churl + -ish. Meaning “deliberately rude” is late 14c. Related: Churlishly; churlishness.

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