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ungenerous

Line breaks: un|gen¦er¦ous
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈdʒɛn(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of ungenerous in English:

adjective

Not generous; mean: he was not an ungenerous man
More example sentences
  • The authoritarians wanted harsh penalties and as ungenerous a benefit system as possible.
  • An ungenerous thought about Mr Shapiro's siblings occurs to me.
  • He is unstinting but never ungenerous in his depiction of an Italy materially and emotionally ravaged by the second world war.

Derivatives

ungenerously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The past moments were so overwhelming, I look at people through the glass walls of the South Bank and ungenerously, even stupidly, wonder: what are you doing there?
  • To frame the matter ungenerously but with real precision, the question came down to whether you fight back against the terrorists by striking back at the terrorists or at someone else.
  • I was told it was a tradition to share your first wages with other members of one's family - something I ungenerously chose to ignore!

ungenerousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Thus it is that a great deal of ungenerousness enters into the arguments of the pious Christians when they pass their imperfect opinion.
  • 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.
  • Based on this account, Waldman's jealousy and ungenerousness have apparently caused her to project her worst feelings and impulses onto her mother-in-law with little foundation.

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