Churlish vs Personable - What's the difference?

churlish | personable |


As adjectives the difference between churlish and personable

is that churlish is of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic while personable is (of a person) having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable.

churlish

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic
  • * 1996 , Jeet Heer, Gravitas , Autumn 1996
  • [...] 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.
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or pertaining to a serf) rustic * (rude or surly) cross-grained, rude, surly, ungracious * (stingy or grudging) grudging, illiberal, miserly, niggardly, stingy

    personable

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete) * (l) (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a person) Having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable.
  • * Spenser
  • Wise, warlike, personable , courteous, and kind.
  • * 1822 , , The Fortunes of Nigel , ch. 19:
  • I admit him a personable man, for I have seen him; and I will suppose him courteous and agreeable.
  • * 1908 , , A Room With a View , ch. 12:
  • Barefoot, bare-chested, radiant and personable against the shadowy woods, he called: "Hullo, Miss Honeychurch! Hullo!"
  • * 1919 , . The Sun Of Quebec , ch. 5:
  • I'm bound to admit that you're a personable young rascal, with the best manners I've met in a long time.
  • * 2009 , Randy James, " 2-Min. Bio: Stephanie Birkitt: Letterman's Lover?," Time , 5 Oct.:
  • Aside from being incredibly funny and personable he is generous, kind and is great fun to play catch with.
  • (legal) Enabled to maintain pleas in court.
  • (Cowell)
  • Having capacity to take anything granted.