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English noun: churl

1. churl (person) a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Synonymsbarbarian, boor, Goth, peasant, tike, tyke

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. churl (person) a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

Synonymsniggard, scrooge, skinflint

Broader (hypernym)hoarder

Narrower (hyponym)pinchgut

3. churl (person) a bad-tempered person

Synonymscrank, crosspatch, grouch, grump

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)crab, crabby person, fire-eater, hothead, misanthrope, misanthropist

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