(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. illiberal; mean, harsh, exacting. See selfishness, malevolence.

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  • Ungenerous — Un*gen er*ous, a. Not generous; illiberal; ignoble; unkind; dishonorable. [1913 Webster] The victor never will impose on Cato Ungenerous terms. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ungenerous — [un jen′ər əs] adj. 1. not generous; stingy; mean 2. not liberal or charitable; harsh [an ungenerous remark] ungenerously adv …   English World dictionary

  • ungenerous — index illiberal, parsimonious, penurious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ungenerous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not generous; mean. DERIVATIVES ungenerously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • ungenerous — ungenerosity /un jen euh ros i tee/, n. ungenerously, adv. /un jen euhr euhs/, adj. 1. stingy; niggardly; miserly: an ungenerous portion; an ungenerous employer. 2. uncharitable; petty: an ungenerous critic; an ungenerous impulse. [1635 45; UN 1… …   Universalium

  • ungenerous — [[t]ʌ̱nʤe̱nərəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s remarks, thoughts, or actions as ungenerous, you mean that they are unfair or unkind. [FORMAL] This was a typically ungenerous response, even if tinged with truth. Ant: generous 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • ungenerous — adjective Date: 1641 not generous: a. petty, mean < ungenerous criticisms > b. deficient in liberality ; stingy < an ungenerous offer > • ungenerously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ungenerous — un|gen|er|ous [ ʌn dʒen(ə)rəs ] adjective 1. ) not willing to help people or give them money: STINGY 2. ) ungenerous comments or attitudes are unfair or unkind, and show that someone is too willing to criticize ╾ un|gen|er|ous|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ungenerous — UK [ʌnˈdʒen(ə)rəs] / US adjective 1) not willing to help people or give them money 2) ungenerous comments or attitudes are unfair or unkind, and show that someone is too willing to criticize Derived word: ungenerously adverb …   English dictionary

  • ungenerous — un•gen•er•ous [[t]ʌnˈdʒɛn ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) stingy; niggardly; miserly 2) uncharitable; petty: ungenerous criticism[/ex] un•gen′er•ous•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • ungenerous — adjective Not generous; stingy …   Wiktionary

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