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- n. the state of being churlish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Rudeness of manners or temper; lack of kindness or courtesy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being churlish; rudeness of manners or temper; surliness; indisposition to kindness or courtesy; niggardliness.
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It is the audacity with which they conduct themselves, their churlishness, which is so intolerable.
"Thanks to our efforts, wild animals now have more space to roam You have to ask yourself what kind of churlishness would say that is a bad thing."
-- This is indeed a weakness; but it is a weakness of nature, and which neither religion nor philosophy are sufficient to arm us against; and the very endeavours we make to banish, or at least to conceal our disquiets on this score, occasion a certain peevishness in the sweetest temper, and make us behave with a kind of churlishness, even to those most dear to us.
It is childishness, Zoo, but I think a better descriptor would be "churlishness". bit is a little cantankerous today.
I truly believe “it’s the thought that counts”, and think it’s the worst kind of churlishness to resent any sincere gift, no matter what it is.
You have to ask yourself what kind of churlishness would say that is a bad thing. "
This remark would inevitably have been construed into another instance of that churlishness which is so often said (though quite erroneously) to have been one of Tennyson’s infirmities.
We have churlishness, we have brutality, we have rape.
I never expected to have something friends kept telling me to great churlishness on my part I would inevitably experience at this occasion: fun.
While some reporters viewed this as churlishness, others realized that when Clifford did speak, you'd be wise to listen.