Callous vs Churlish - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between callous and churlish
is that callous
is emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others while churlish
is of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic.
Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.
- She was so callous that she could criticise a cancer patient for wearing a wig.
of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic
* 1996 , Jeet Heer, Gravitas , Autumn 1996
rude, surly, ungracious
stingy or grudging
(of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
*1730–1774 , Oliver Goldsmith, Introductory to Switzerland
*:Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread,t
*:And force a churlish soil for scanty bread.
- [...] the eloquence and truth of his tribute stands in marked contrast to Kramer's churlish caricature of Kael as a happy pig wallowing in the dirt.
* (of or pertaining to a serf) rustic
* (rude or surly) cross-grained, rude, surly, ungracious
* (stingy or grudging) grudging, illiberal, miserly, niggardly, stingy