- churlish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ rude, mean-spirited, and surly.DERIVATIVES churlishly adverb churlishness noun.
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Churlishly — Churl ish*ly, adv. In a churlish manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
churlishly — adverb in a churlish manner the store owner treated his customers churlishly • Syn: ↑surlily • Derived from adjective: ↑surly (for: ↑surlily), ↑churlish … Useful english dictionary
churlishly — adverb see churlish … New Collegiate Dictionary
churlishly — See churlish. * * * … Universalium
churlishly — adverb In a churlish manner … Wiktionary
churlishly — adv. rudely; in the manner of an uneducated peasant (Archaic) … English contemporary dictionary
churlishly — churl·ish·ly … English syllables
churlish — churlishly, adv. churlishness, n. /cherr lish/, adj. 1. like a churl; boorish; rude: churlish behavior. 2. of a churl; peasantlike. 3. niggardly; mean. 4. difficult to work or deal with, as soil. [bef. 1000; ME cherlish, OE ceorlisc. See CHURL,… … Universalium
surlily — adverb in a churlish manner the store owner treated his customers churlishly • Syn: ↑churlishly • Derived from adjective: ↑surly, ↑churlish (for: ↑churlishly) … Useful english dictionary
churlish — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. of, resembling, or characteristic of a churl ; vulgar 2. marked by a lack of civility or graciousness ; surly 3. difficult to work with or deal with ; intractable … New Collegiate Dictionary