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noun as in a rude and ill-bred person

noun as in person overly concerned with saving money

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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.

To give awkwardly denotes the churl; the most difficult and unpleasant part is to give; then, why not add a smile?

There tarried Olaf long and it fared well with him, and always was he mightily beloved by the churl.

A man may value what is his own without being a miser or a churl.

I am no sour churl to take offence at the idle words of a foolish boy.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to churl, such as: beast, clodhopper, oaf, provincial, rustic, and chuff.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.