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Synonyms for churl

an unrefined, rude person

Synonyms for churl

a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

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The legal community isn't really so large, even in Cook County and even across the country, that churls can count on never seeing their opposing counsel again, particularly in this age of multijurisdictional practice and nationwide bar association internet discussion groups.
President Kim Dae Jung on Monday named Jeon Yun Churl as new deputy prime minister for finance and economy, the nation's top economic policy-maker, to replace Jin Nyum, who resigned Saturday to run in June local elections, the presidential office said.
Starling's ubersexist boss Paul Krendler (Ray Liotta), a churl she's spurned, exploits her disgrace.
With a tiny smile, The plainest girl Outshines by a mile The prettiest churl.
And with a cheering house urging the Ugly Duckling's every step toward self-esteem, only a churl would note that his road to personal revelation -- in this staging, anyway -- often seems a long one to honk, or hoe.
Although we don't want to defend ourselves against a drunken churl who wants to fry 'em all, a colleague in the anti-death penalty movement believes we should wear our T-shirts and display our bumper stickers proudly.
Opposed to the knowledgeable is John the "gnof," who, though rich, is something of a miserly churl, even proud of his ignorance (3455).
The language of the Saxon thane was not more cultivated than that of the churl on his estate; indeed, the best as well as earliest of our Anglo-Saxon poets was in the lowest condition of freemen, and was employed as a night herdsman when he composed his first verses.
The authors gratefully acknowledge Hee Churl Moon for his valuable assistance in collecting data, as well as the Special Issue Editor and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on this manuscript.
Calidore catches the fleeing churl in the porch of Briana's castle and cleaves
Her cake is burning on the stone and her calf is sucking the milk up, the pot is running in to the fire, and the churl is scolding" (88).
I guess you could meet a churl in Iowa, but you would have to go out of your way.
Aemylia, a lady imprisoned with Amoret by a villainous churl and rescued by Belphoebe.
The fifteenth century saw several spurious tales become attached to the unfinished poem; for example, John Lydgate's works Churl and Bird and Siege of Thebes follow the copy of the Canterbury Tales found in the Christ Church manuscript, while Thomas Hoccleve's poem De Beata Virgine is inserted into this copy and introduced as the Ploughman's Tale.