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churlish

adjective uk   /ˈtʃɜː.lɪʃ/ us    /ˈtʃɝː-/
rude, unfriendly, and unpleasant: They invited me to dinner and I thought it would be churlish to refuse.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
churlishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
churlishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
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