churlish
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(pronounced CHER-lihsh)

If someone refers to you as churlish, don’t mistake it for a complement. It means challenging to deal or work with, vulgar, surly, or unsociable.

Example: Though he was thrilled to be in charge of overseeing the remodel for his clients, Blaine dreaded having to spend the next six months working with the often churlish general contractor and his equally unpleasant subs.