Meaning of “churlish” in the English Dictionary

"churlish" in British English

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churlishadjective

uk /ˈtʃɜː.lɪʃ/ us /ˈtʃɝː.lɪʃ/
churlishly
adverb uk /ˈtʃɜː.lɪʃ.li/ us /ˈtʃɝː.lɪʃ.li/
churlishness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtʃɜː.lɪʃ.nəs/ us /ˈtʃɝː.lɪʃ.nəs/

(Definition of “churlish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"churlish" in American English

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churlishadjective

us /ˈtʃɜr·lɪʃ/

rude, unfriendly, and unpleasant:

[ + to infinitive ] They invited me to dinner and I thought it would be churlish to refuse.
churlishly
adverb us /ˈtʃɜr·lɪʃ·li/

I churlishly told him to go bother someone else.

(Definition of “churlish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)