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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 churl /ˈʧɝ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Churl, a. Churlish; rough; selfish. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Churl n.
 1. A rustic; a countryman or laborer. “A peasant or churl.”
 Your rank is all reversed; let men of cloth
 Bow to the stalwart churls in overalls.   --Emerson.
 2. A rough, surly, ill-bred man; a boor.
    A churl's courtesy rarely comes, but either for gain or falsehood.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 3. A selfish miser; an illiberal person; a niggard.
    Like to some rich churl hoarding up his pelf.   --Drayton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or
           refinement [syn: peasant, barbarian, boor, Goth,
            tyke, tike]
      2: a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend [syn: niggard,
          skinflint, scrooge]
      3: a bad-tempered person [syn: grouch, grump, crank, crosspatch]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    in Isa. 32:5 (R.V. marg., "crafty"), means a deceiver. In 1 Sam.
    25:3, the word churlish denotes a man that is coarse and
    ill-natured, or, as the word literally means, "hard." The same
    Greek word as used by the LXX. here is found in Matt. 25:24, and
    there is rendered "hard."