Definition of churlish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

churlish

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɜːlɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɜːrlɪʃ//
 
(formal) Describing unpleasant traits
 
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rude or bad-tempered It would be churlish to refuse such a generous offer. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits Word Origin Old English cierlisc, ceorlisc, of West Germanic origin (from churl + -ish).
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