Peasantlike Peas"ant*like`, a. Rude; clownish; illiterate. [1913 Webster]

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  • peasant — peasantlike, adj. /pez euhnt/, n. 1. a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank. 2. a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person of little financial… …   Universalium

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  • churlish — churlishly, adv. churlishness, n. /cherr lish/, adj. 1. like a churl; boorish; rude: churlish behavior. 2. of a churl; peasantlike. 3. niggardly; mean. 4. difficult to work or deal with, as soil. [bef. 1000; ME cherlish, OE ceorlisc. See CHURL,… …   Universalium

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  • boorish — adj 1. rude, vulgar, uncouth, coarse, unmannerly, ill mannered, ill bred; churlish, brutish, barbaric, crude, crass, base, low, vile, contemptible; loutish, oafish, doltish, cloddish, stolid, clodhopping, gawkish or gawky, lubberly, lumpish,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • churlish — adj 1. rustic, rural, peasantlike, agrestic, agrarian; pastoral, bucolic, bucolical, sylvan or silvan, Arcadian; inurbane, backwoods, provincial, countrified, countrybred, country born, upcountry, from the sticks, yokelish, Sl. hickish, Sl. rube …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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