a. difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable
a. rude, surly, ungracious; stingy or grudging; difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
Dismayed by his churlish behaviors at the party, the girls vowed never to invite him again.
China has won, gaining the support of American allies not just in Asia but in Europe, and leaving America looking churlish and ineffectual.
Sentence in Classic:
Brambles, though churlish when handled, are kindly shelter in early winter, being the latest of the deciduous bushes to lose their leaves.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context