from The Century Dictionary.

  • Churlish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rude; churlish; violent.

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  • adjective archaic rude; churlish; violent


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churl +‎ -y


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  • To me he is a boring, churly empty suit without the charisma so many think is so wonderful.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with... 2009

  • January 30, 2008 at 5:15 am teh churly burd getz teh earwurm

    GET IN MAH BELLEH! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • May 16th, 2006 at 10:18 am angie: gnat-churly, a biblical reference only in Matt. 23:24, a small two-winged stinging fly of the genus Culex, which includes mosquitoes.

    Firedoglake » Rough Duty 2006

  • Whenever a man comes to my house, I have to give him cigars, or else gain the reputation of a churly and ill-mannered host.

    Without Prejudice Israel Zangwill 1895

  • I ever bore much wealth, but because I had been thrifting it for this time of my birth — we were leaning quite at dusk against the iron bars of the gate some six, or it may be seven of us, small boys all, and not conspicuous in the closing of the daylight and the fog that came at eventide, else Cop would have rated us up the green, for he was churly to little boys when his wife had taken their money.

    Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge 2004


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