Uncouth vs Churlish - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between uncouth and churlish
is that uncouth
is (archaic) unfamiliar, strange, foreign while churlish
is of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic.
(archaic) Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
* 1819 : , The Sketch Book (The Voyage)
- There was a delicious sensation of mingled security and awe with which I looked down, from my giddy height, on the monsters of the deep at their uncouth gambols.
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