Churl"ish, a.

1.

Like a churl; rude; cross-grained; ungracious; surly; illiberal; niggardly.

"Churlish benefits."

Ld. Burleigh.

Half mankind maintain a churlish strife. Cowper.

2.

Wanting pliancy; unmanageable; unyielding; not easily wrought; as, a churlish soil; the churlish and intractable nature of some minerals.

Boyle.

 

© Webster 1913.

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