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rude and boorish

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having a bad disposition

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Murphy offers up some hilarious observations about the dark side of human nature in this "Science Report." Applying the scientific method or, as he puts it, "looking at things in a sciencey way," our narrator presents case studies, graphs and charts documenting the churlishness he finds all around him.
In the face of heckling by Twitter trolls and even criticism from within his own team, he won bronze at London 2012 and betrayed not a trace of that churlishness shown by others for whom only gold was good enough.
Such churlishness has been at odds with Billy Davies' dynamic side on the pitch, whose fine start to the season was held up by Charlton's spirited comeback.
If witnessing mastery proves insufficient to tame an audience's churlishness, the only element left to the artist that is unassailable is purpose.
Any negative assessment of Worcester's season, which ended in pretty lackadaisical circumstances at Franklin's Gardens last weekend, flirts with churlishness.
Jordan documents Patton's remarkable churlishness and childishness, as well as his extraordinary drive and sense of the operational moment.
Harbutt is fond of key words like "just solutions," democracy (in various iterations), "provocative" Soviet policies (an assertion often repeated by the author), Soviet "churlishness" (another favourite descriptor), and "habitual ...
If the monster is a metaphor for all that is troubling Conor, his agitation, his resentment, his churlishness, his pushing away of comfort this novel becomes an astute psychological study, instead of yet another thriller with an arresting narrative.
I have never understood the churlishness of so much mainstream art history when confronted with the latest episode in Fried's lifelong research project, but no doubt there will be the usual rolling of eyes in certain quarters on discovering that chapter 3 of the new book is titled "The Invention of Absorption." (Oh please, Professor Hegel, not dialectic again!) I remember Fried once expressing disappointment to me-rather touchingly, I thought--that there had not been more particular, picture-by-picture engagements with his arguments over the years by writers on Manet, Menzel, Courbet, and co.
AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi concurred and said: " We hope and trust that the churlishness displayed on Friday ( when BJP held a press conference to defend Shah) will not become a matter of habit." Congress sources said the CBI had enough " damning evidence" against Shah and the BJP -- under pressure from Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi -- failed to fathom the repercussions of defending such a person.
Indeed, the attorney for Lynndie England--one of the soldiers who was prosecuted for her actions at Abu Ghraib--argued at trial that her conduct was simply an instance of churlishness: an aesthetic rather than moral transgression.
Is it just bad politics and, perhaps, sheer churlishness to criticize the court for writing bad labour history rather than to praise it for overturning bad precedents and providing workers with a constitutional shield against government assaults on trade union rights?
It challenges the monosyllabic churlishness of the Kevin stereotype, which many people have, and each one of these young trainees delivered that challenge in their own inimitable way.
Early in Ellison's career, his churlishness was borne by many out of respect for the work that he was trying to bring off.