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synonyms for churlish

  • grumpy
  • ornery
  • rude
  • sullen
  • uncivilized
  • base
  • blunt
  • brusque
  • cantankerous
  • cloddish
  • clodhopping
  • crabbed
  • crude
  • crusty
  • curt
  • cussed
  • discourteous
  • dour
  • grouchy
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • ill-tempered
  • impolite
  • loutish
  • lowbred
  • mean
  • miserly
  • morose
  • oafish
  • rustic
  • snippy
  • surly
  • touchy
  • ugly
  • uncivil
  • uncultured
  • unmannerly
  • unneighborly
  • unpolished
  • unsociable
  • vulgar
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antonyms for churlish

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  • happy
  • nice
  • polished
  • refined
  • sophisticated
  • gentle
  • pleasant
  • polite
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How to use churlish in a sentence

With a churlish gesture the old man pushed the bread over toward her and with hesitating, trembling fingers she reached for it.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
The lover has no share in this churlish anger: his heart is not capable of offending you.
AMPHITRYONMOLIERE
It seemed churlish, too, not to join in the chorus; and by and by the whole meeting was singing with a will.
WANDERING HEATHSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
He was stirred to stinging invective of the churlish priest of Saint-Sulpice, who denied her church-burial.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
A finer weapon wherewith to strike at a churlish world was never given into the hands of man.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
This churlish, inhospitable manner made Lindsley many enemies in a land in which one can not afford to have enemies.
DUFFELSEDWARD EGGLESTON
He closed the lids on them, and gave a sort of churlish smile immediately afterward.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
But the villagers still held aloof, although the newcomer did his best to overcome their churlish doubts.
THE PAGAN'S CUPFERGUS HUME
To each Mr. Ferrars had to expound his political views, and to receive from each a cordial assurance of a churlish criticism.
ENDYMIONBENJAMIN DISRAELI
Sharp are the eyes of Hagal's thrall-wench; of no churlish race is she who at the mill stands.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
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