churlish
[ chur-lish ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
14th century; Old English "of or pertaining to churls," from churl + -ish. Meaning "deliberately rude, surly and sullen"
Synonyms
  • grumpy
  • ornery
  • rude
Antonyms
  • polished
  • sophisticated
  • pleasant
Definition
like a churl; boorish; rude
Example
The churlish teenager was sent to etiquette classes to learn some manners.
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