Definition of ungracious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡreɪʃəs/


1Not polite or friendly: after Anna’s kindness I wouldn’t want to seem ungracious
More example sentences
  • Holden has little need for Spencer's lecture, but he doesn't want to hurt his teacher's feelings by being short or ungracious.
  • But my friends wanted sympathy, and it seemed ungracious of me not to empathize.
  • In this fairly ungracious position (the view up my shorts for the bloke on the exercise bike opposite can't have been too nice) I started to do sit-ups.
rude, impolite, uncivil, discourteous, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, unmannerly, uncouth, disrespectful, ungallant, insolent, impertinent, impudent, churlish, boorish, gauche, cavalier, offhand, unladylike, ungentlemanly, blunt, gruff, curt, terse, sharp, short, surly, unfriendly, hostile, unkind, inconsiderate, insensitive
2Not graceful or elegant: ungracious living was evinced by doorbells, seven in an eight-roomed house



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡreɪʃəsli/
Example sentences
  • In the immediate aftermath of a 1-0 home defeat, he then ungraciously criticised Liverpool's tactics in ‘just kicking the ball forward and hoping to get a break’.
  • When things are going well for them politically, they are unbearably arrogant, shoving it in everyone's faces, ungraciously lording it over all concerned.
  • Why indeed would Mr Francis leap so ungraciously at distortions and seek (albeit unsuccessfully) to damage my career and undermine my livelihood?


Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡreɪʃəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Never mind the spectacular ungraciousness of not giving his 2000 runningmate the courtesy of a phone call.
  • I was embarrassed by my ungraciousness, faced as I was with a bowl of such delicious noodles, giving off steam and sending off strong aromas.
  • In fact, that ungraciousness was what led to the birth of this young magician.

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