churlish churlish  /ˈtʃɜr lɪʃ/


  1. (adj) rude and boorish
  2. (adj) having a bad disposition; surly


  1. HONG KONG It would be churlish to criticize President Obamas Cairo address to the Muslim world.
  2. But its churlish to point out all the antecedents.
  3. If she were as bright as she is supposed to be, she wouldnt tolerate his churlish treatment of other women.



  1. Labour MSP Duncan McNeil said: "We don't want to be churlish on a day like this, but today is a Parliament occasion and it is important that the integrity is held. I think there was, across the parties and observers,"
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Duncan McNeil Source: Buckingham Today

  2. Still, Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae said: "It would be churlish for us to suggest the government hasn't come a very long way in adopting our motion."
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Bob Rae Source: The Barrie Examiner

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