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Synonyms for churlish
ˈtʃɜr lɪʃchurl·ish

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  1. churlishadjective

    of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic


  2. churlishadjective

    stingy or grudging

    grudging, miserly, niggardly, illiberal, stingy

  3. churlishadjective

    cross-grained, rude, surly, ungracious

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. churlish

    illiberal, niggardly, inhospitable, unsociable, unneighborly

    liberal, bountiful, hospitable neighborly, sociable

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. churlishadjective

    rude and boorish

    good-natured, gracious

  2. churlishadjective

    having a bad disposition; surly

    "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare

    gracious, good-natured

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. churlishadjective

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

  2. churlishadjective

    crabbed, morose, sullen, ill-tempered

  3. churlishadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. churlishadjective

    boorish, rude, morose, unamiable

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