Churlish in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Churlish

Of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic. | Rude, surly, ungracious. [from late 14th c.] | Stingy or grudging.

Short Example Sentences for Churlish

  • 1. He feared that he had played a churlish part. 🔊
  • 2. I was as churlish as a hangman cheated of his client. 🔊
  • 3. It was a foolish speech and a churlish one as well. 🔊
  • 4. It was a churlish return, and she had been gentle. 🔊
  • 5. No churlish saint, Lorenzo Monaco? 🔊
  • 6. And they were not churlish in bestowing their information, either. 🔊
  • 7. No reason has been found for this singular and somewhat churlish custom. 🔊
  • 8. Thy churlish uncle felt so reproved by thy innocent words that he set me free. 🔊
  • 9. Awed thee a father stern, cross age's churlish avising? 🔊
  • 10. Annoyed at the churlish rebuff, I turned my back and walked home. 🔊
  • 11. But iron is the flail they wield Against the churlish Saxon's shield. 🔊

How to use Churlish in Sentences?

  • 1. Unhappily for the cultivator, these gracious conformations belonged to a harsh and churlish soil. 🔊
  • 2. After a moment of this, he grew restive, his temper being churlish and impatient at the best. 🔊
  • 3. You would think him a churlish blunt fellow, but they find in him many tokens of humanity. 🔊
  • 4. The churlish tones were so unlike Tim that Sara looked up at him in some amazement. 🔊
  • 5. How could you possibly accept such a proposal from our churlish landlord when accompanied by a threat? 🔊
  • 6. They are so inhuman and churlish a race that they do not care whether those whom they kill are women, children, or men. 🔊
  • 7. But if we do furbish a play or two, the muses sha'n't honour that churlish fellow's barn. 🔊
  • 8. Milosh turned on the churlish wine-keeper a dark look and followed it with a tender blow on his cheek that sent three sound teeth into his throat. 🔊
  • 9. One is churlish and illiberal, evidently grudging the few apples that it bears; another exhausts itself in free-hearted benevolence. 🔊
  • 10. He had never met this man, but the papers had criticized him severely, and our friend was prepared to encounter a mean and churlish creature. 🔊
  • 11. I am sure, if you will try the experiment, you will find it much better than such churlish resistance, and provoking contentions. 🔊
  • 12. Sharp are the eyes of Hagal's thrall-wench; of no churlish race is she who at the mill stands. 🔊
  • 13. One tree is harsh and crabbed, another mild; one is churlish and illiberal, another exhausts itself with its free-hearted bounties. 🔊
  • 14. The churlish and misanthropical Squire became violently enslaved; unfortunately, however, the lady declined his addresses. 🔊
  • 15. The churlish giant darted out at the summons, brandishing his massive club, and rushed straight at King Arthur. 🔊
  • 16. It is considered to be out of character with the time, and a mark of an ill-natured churlish disposition, to take offence at anything they do or say. 🔊
  • 17. All men put on to him a kind of churlisher fashion, and even more plausible natures are churlish to him, as who are nothing advantaged by his opinion. 🔊
  • 18. November came in churlish humour and raged in storms of wind and rain, until before their time to let fall their leaves the woods were stripped of their gay colours. 🔊
  • 19. In signing pledges to abstain from drink, Proved them a witless and a churlish band, Unfit to dwell in any Christian land. 🔊
  • 20. It may be, of course, objected to this that in doing so he is only following an old-established custom, the breaking of which would expose him to harsh treatment and to being looked on as a churlish fellow. 🔊