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Synonyms for churlishˈtʃɜr lɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. churlish(adj)

    rude and boorish

    good-natured, gracious

  2. churlish(adj)

    having a bad disposition; surly

    "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare

    gracious, good-natured


  1. churlish(adjective)

    of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic


  2. churlish(adjective)

    stingy or grudging

    grudging, miserly, niggardly, illiberal, stingy

  3. churlish(adjective)

    cross-grained, rude, surly, ungracious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. churlish

    The sullen and sulky are discontented and resentful in regard to that against which they are too proud to protest, or consider all protest vain; sullen denotes more of pride, sulky more of resentful obstinacy. The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others. The sullen and sulky are for the most part silent; the morose growl out bitter speeches. A surly person is in a state of latent anger, resenting approach as intrusion, and ready to take offense at anything; thus we speak of a surly dog. Sullen and sulky moods may be transitory; one who is morose or surly is commonly so by disposition or habit.

    acrimonious, crabbed, crusty, dogged, gloomy, gruff, ill-humored, ill-natured, morose, severe, snappish, sour, splenetic, sulky, sullen, surly

    amiable, benignant, bland, complaisant, friendly, genial, gentle, good-natured, indulgent, kind, loving, mild, pleasant, sympathetic, tender

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. churlish(a.)

    rude, harsh, BRUSQUE, uncivil, impolite, rough, brutal, surly, cynical, snarling, snappish, waspish

  2. churlish(a.)

    crabbed, morose, sullen, ill-tempered

  3. churlish(a.)

    niggardly, miserly, close, close-fisted, sordid, penurious, stingy, mean, mercenary, avaricious, illiberal

Translations for churlish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صعب المراسArabic
  • груб, скъперническиBulgarian
  • widerwillig, knauserig, unfreundlich, ungehobelt, griesgrämig, mürrischGerman
  • αγροίκοςGreek
  • afable, bruto, rústico, grosero, mal educado, paletoSpanish
  • անտաշ, բռիArmenian
  • villanoItalian
  • 야비한Korean
  • toukekeMāori
  • weerbarstig, slaafs, grommend, onvriendelijk, grofDutch
  • gretten, bondskNorwegian
  • grosseiro, rústicoPortuguese
  • ursuzRomanian
  • [[труднообрабатываемая]] [[почва]], скупой, грубыйRussian

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