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rude and boorish
having a bad disposition; surly
"churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare
of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic
rude, surly, ungracious
stingy or grudging
difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
Etymology: From late cierlisc, from. Meaning "deliberately rude" is late 14c.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from churl.
A sea of melting pearl, which some call tears,
Those at her father’s churlish feet she tender’d. William Shakespeare.
The interruption of their churlish drums
Cuts off more circumstance: they are at hand
To parly, or to fight. William Shakespeare, King John.
A lion in love with a lass, desired her father’s consent. The answer was churlish enough, He’d never marry his daughter to a brute. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
He the pursuit of churlish beasts,
Preferr’d to sleeping on her breasts. Edmund Waller.
The man was churlish and evil in his doings. 1 Sa. xxv. 3.
This sullen churlish thief,
Had all his mind plac’d upon Mully’s beef. William King, M. of M.
If there be emission of spirit, the body of the metal will be hard and churlish. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 326.
The Cornish men were become, like metal often fired and quenched, churlish, and that would sooner break than bow. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
In the hundreds of Essex they have a very churlish blue clay. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
Will you again unknit
This churlish knot of all abhorred war. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Spain found the war so churlish and longsome, as they found they should consume themselves in an endless war. Francis Bacon.
Spreads a path clear as the day,
Where no churlish rub says nay. Richard Crashaw.
like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly; illiberal; niggardly
wanting pliancy; unmanageable; unyielding; not easily wrought; as, a churlish soil; the churlish and intractable nature of some minerals
The numerical value of churlish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of churlish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- صعب المراسArabic
- груб, скъперническиBulgarian
- widerwillig, griesgrämig, mürrisch, ungehobelt, unfreundlich, knauserigGerman
- afable, bruto, rústico, paleto, grosero, mal educadoSpanish
- անտաշ, բռիArmenian
- grommend, onvriendelijk, grof, slaafs, weerbarstigDutch
- bondsk, grettenNorwegian
- rústico, grosseiroPortuguese
- грубый, скупой, [[труднообрабатываемая]] [[почва]]Russian
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