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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHURLISH

She was helpless, and he experienced a churlish satisfaction in her condition.

Cold, churlish, sticky or clammy clays are never to the liking of the grape.

What a churlish idea it was to erect these barricades, Miss Dill!

I was sorry for my churlish speech, and feared it had given her offence.

It would have been churlish and inexpedient after this to insist on further conversation.

He became the laughing-stock of the pueblo, and grew brutal and churlish accordingly.

At first, his manner to Furneaux had been churlish in the extreme.

That is, do not trust him too much; he is churlish or dangerous.

A churlish remark of one who thinks his company is not wanted.

It would have been churlish of them, afterward, to refuse to sign my bulletin.

WORD ORIGIN

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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