[ UK /ʌnd‍ʒˈɛnəɹəs/ ]
  1. unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)
    an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds
    she practices economy without being stingy
  2. lacking in magnanimity
    it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note
    a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive
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How To Use ungenerous In A Sentence

  • Although I know not, I dare say it is owing to some petty petulance, to some half-ungenerous advantage taken of his obligingness and assiduity. Clarissa Harlowe
  • My struggle to gain my livelihood was for some time rendered considerably more difficult by this kind of ungenerous and underhand antagonism. Autobiographical Sketches
  • History's verdict is not clearcut but it has not been ungenerous.
  • It's a cold and ungenerous gaze on reality, with an enormous analytical backbone.
  • It was ungenerous, it was destructive, it was simple-minded, it was vicious, it was rubbish.
  • How was it possible that anyone could be so selfish, so ungenerous, so... mean? RESCUING ROSE
  • A proud, dark, ambitious man; a caballer against the state; infamous for his avarice and severity; a bad son, a bad brother, unkind and ungenerous to all his relatives -- Isabel, I would die rather than have him. The Black Dwarf
  • But of Addison it may be confidently affirmed that he has blackened no man's character, nay, that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find in all the volumes which he has left us a single taunt which can be called ungenerous or unkind. Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)
  • As long as partners interpret one another in strongly negative terms, thereby acting ungenerously, there is little hope for effective communication.
  • Maybe it is the ‘of course’ that really rankles here - in the way that it punctuates the ungenerousness in what Mr. Norman so confidently tosses off.
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