Definition Of churlish


rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.

it seems churlish to complain

Example Of churlish

  • As a professor, it would be the height of churlishness to complain about such industrious habits.

  • As soon as we are persuaded that we are lucky to be alive, the thought of complaining about quality of life becomes churlish , ungrateful.

  • Back at Balbirnie, it seemed churlish to forego afternoon tea.

  • Being pampered, of course, is one of the main reasons why people book into luxury hotels, and it would be churlish to resent it.

  • But it seems rather churlish to criticise a president for lacking vision and then to ridicule him when he tries to be visionary.

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