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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHURLISHNESS

Jenkin was conscious of this churlishness, and latterly improved.

At their first sitting down the young man had shown his churlishness.

The Scot was either suspicious, or offended by my churlishness.

This wariness and reserve does not, as a rule, amount to churlishness.

But he had punished the settlements for their churlishness, not for the sake of booty.

It was not from churlishness that I refused your escort just now.

Mapledurham is greatly spoilt by the churlishness of its main landlord.

Whether this was churlishness, or a sort of humour, was not clear, from the tone.

And when they had told him, shame fell upon him for his churlishness.

To such reflections he put an end in a way which made me blush for my churlishness.

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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