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ungenerous

[uhn-jen-er-uh s] /ʌnˈdʒɛn ər əs/
adjective
1.
stingy; niggardly; miserly:
an ungenerous portion; an ungenerous employer.
2.
uncharitable; petty:
an ungenerous critic; an ungenerous impulse.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; un-1 + generous
Related forms
ungenerosity
[uhn-jen-uh-ros-i-tee] /ˌʌn dʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
ungenerously, adverb
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Examples for ungenerous
  • His emotions overcome his logic and drive a disingenuous and ungenerous interpretation of history.
  • The deeper his uncertainty about his own work, the more ungenerous his comments about other writers.
  • It is difficult to conceive of a rational policy basis for such an ungenerous and impractical reading of the statute.
  • No one can accuse him of ever having consciously done a mean or ungenerous thing.
  • He has been unkind and ungenerous and dishonorable in the way he has kept.
British Dictionary definitions for ungenerous

ungenerous

/ʌnˈdʒɛnərəs; -ˈdʒɛnrəs/
adjective
1.
not willing and liberal in giving away one's money, time, etc
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