churlish Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
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churlishadjective

uk   /ˈtʃɜː.lɪʃ/  us   /ˈtʃɝː-/
rude, unfriendly, and unpleasant: They invited me to dinner and I thought it would be churlish to refuse.
churlishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
churlishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “churlish”
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗魯無禮的,粗野的, 不友好的, 令人討厭的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗鲁无礼的,粗野的, 不友好的, 令人讨厌的…
(Definition of churlish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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