(1) It is a record only the most churlish , or those with almost impossibly high expectations, could deem anything less than laudable.(2) Throughout his life Watson's conduct was unpleasant and churlish .(3) Kids today are rude, surly and churlish - but not ours any more.(4) It seems churlish to criticise referees, but his second half performance had to be seen to be believed.(5) Now that I've had time to think about it, I feel pretty churlish about my reaction to Gale's happy news.(6) But it would be somewhat churlish to focus too directly on the failures of the season.(7) It would surely be churlish to deny that this was a start.(8) It's a timeless display of good-time rock 'n' roll, and you'd have to be a churlish misery guts to claim otherwise.(9) If I have any churlish feelings at all about this new production, it is a sense of envy: it doesn't seem fair for them to be paid to have so much fun.(10) It just seems churlish for a writer to refuse to have their music used on an advert.(11) It seems churlish to quibble over the fact that there is no lamb.(12) Once you turn 30, if you chase someone to repay the tenner you lent them, you look mean-spirited and churlish .(13) But it would be churlish to be too critical following a good day's work.(14) As soon as we are persuaded that we are lucky to be alive, the thought of complaining about quality of life becomes churlish , ungrateful.(15) But it seems rather churlish to criticise a president for lacking vision and then to ridicule him when he tries to be visionary.(16) The empirical basis of his work is sound and it would be churlish to complain of the absence of any overarching theory.