KJV Dictionary Definition: churlish
1. Rude; surly; austere; sullen; rough in temper; unfeeling; uncivil.
2. Selfish; narrow-minded; avaricious.
3. Of things. Unpliant; unyielding; cross-grained; harsh; unmanageable; as churlish metal.
4. Hard; firm; as a churlish knot.
5. Obstinate; as a churlish war.
CHURLISHNESS, n. Rudeness of manners or temper, but generally the word refers to the temper or disposition of mind; sullenness; austerity; indisposition to kindness or courtesy.