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See definition of churl on Dictionary.com
  • nouna rude and ill-bred person
  • nounperson overly concerned with saving money

synonyms for churl

  • beast
  • clodhopper
  • oaf
  • provincial
  • rustic
  • chuff
  • mucker
  • peasant
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How to use churl in a sentence

Many years ago I was very much wounded (but I said nothing) to hear myself spoken of as a churl, an impossible and crabbed man.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
To give awkwardly denotes the churl; the most difficult and unpleasant part is to give; then, why not add a smile?
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
There tarried Olaf long and it fared well with him, and always was he mightily beloved by the churl.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
A man may value what is his own without being a miser or a churl.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
I am no sour churl to take offence at the idle words of a foolish boy.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
"Then walk beside my horse and we'll get back to the Townland of Mischance to-night," said the Churl.
THE KING OF IRELAND'S SONPADRAIC COLUM
The Teutonic race had a myth which explained the origin of the classes eorl, ceorl and thrall (earl, churl and slave).
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
I wonder what thrift that churl drives, that of late he hath ever had light in his house till the night grew deep.
THE ABBOTSIR WALTER SCOTT
More than one found a lover in a knight or a churl; but generally such loves came to a bad end.
THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC, VOL. 1 AND 2 (OF 2)ANATOLE FRANCE
He the hall entered, the icebergs resounded, as the churl approached; the thicket on his cheeks was frozen.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHURL

  • barbarian
  • bear
  • boob
  • brute
  • buffoon
  • cad
  • chuff
  • churl
  • dork
  • goon
  • lout
  • oaf
  • peasant
  • rube
  • vulgarian
  • yahoo
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.