churl churl

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
  2. (n) a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
  3. (n) a bad-tempered person

Usage(s):

  1. A small churl, however, might mention that the authors have neglected to insert quite as much humor and romance as might profitably suit the case.
  2. Praise has turned to reproach, and the two are combined in the oxymoron and paradox of the tender churl who makes waste in niggarding.
  3. Anybody who has ever been out on a book tour with these warm, sophisticated, convivial live wires and then complained about it is a churl, a liar and an idiot.

News

  • Editorial: De Blasio's snowstorm turnaround

    A helpful hint for all mayors: If you make a mistake, own up to it and move on. That's what Mayor Bill de Blasio did Tuesday -- and instead of looking like an embattled, misinformed churl, he came out looking like an honest man.
    on January 23, 2014     Source: amNewYork

Quotes

  • "Bonds is an odious human being," veteran New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey wrote on May 2. "At first, I found myself actively rooting against Bonds because he is a churl (and not just to the press; he is actively miserable toward...
    on May 21, 2006 By: George Vecsey Source: People's Daily Online

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