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"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)







"churlish" in British English

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churlishadjective

uk   /ˈtʃɜː.lɪʃ/  us   /ˈtʃɝː-/
(Definition of churlish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “churlish”
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗鲁无礼的,粗野的, 不友好的, 令人讨厌的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗魯無禮的,粗野的, 不友好的, 令人討厭的…
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