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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 of ungenerous
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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  • He evidently appeared to have suffered much from the remembrance of his ungenerous conduct towards Theodore.

    Alida Amelia Stratton Comfield
  • The shifty, ungenerous spirit of compromise awoke in Raymount.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • Therefore her uncle's promise had made her very happy, and she forgave the ungenerous allusion to the two beggars.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • He is not so ungenerous a man as you think him: nor has he an unfeeling heart.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • At another time this ungenerous act might have hurt the oldest Bunker girl.

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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