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Churlish

Churlish

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Churlish

adj. — of or relating to a churl; of the rank or position of a churl; pertaining to churls; [really, it’s all about the churls]
—rustic, common, vulgar
—intentionally rude, surly, ungracious
—sordid, stingy, grudging
—of soil: stiff, hard, unforgiving

fm. Old English, Middle Dutch, Old Norse, and various Germanic forms, for a man of ostentatiously low rank

first published. Pre-dates written history

My master is of churlish disposition
And little wreakes to find the way to heaven
By doing deeds of hospitality.
—William Shakespeare, As You Like It, II.iv.79 [Corin]

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