ungenerous


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un·gen·er·ous

 (ŭn-jĕn′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Slow or reluctant in giving, forgiving, or sharing; stingy.
2. Harsh in judgment; unkind.

un·gen′er·ous·ly adv.

ungenerous

(ʌnˈdʒɛnərəs; -ˈdʒɛnrəs)
adj
not willing and liberal in giving away one's money, time, etc

un•gen•er•ous

(ʌnˈdʒɛn ər əs)

adj.
1. stingy; niggardly; miserly.
2. uncharitable; petty: ungenerous criticism.
un•gen′er•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ungenerous - lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
generous - not petty in character and mind; "unusually generous in his judgment of people"
2.ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
uncharitable - lacking love and generosity; "all pious words and uncharitable deeds"- Charles Reade
meanspirited, ungenerous - lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
Translations

ungenerous

[ˈʌnˈdʒenərəs] ADJ
1. (= miserly) → poco generoso
2. (= uncharitable) → mezquino
I should not be ungenerous in my thoughtsno debería tener pensamientos mezquinos

ungenerous

adjkleinlich

ungenerous

[ʌnˈdʒɛnrəs] adj (frm) (miserly, uncharitable) → poco generoso/a
References in classic literature ?
It would be ungenerous for me to admit that she was of that order and kind.
It seemed to be Maule's impulse, not to ruin Alice, nor to visit her with any black or gigantic mischief, which would have crowned her sorrows with the grace of tragedy, but to wreak a low, ungenerous scorn upon her.
Her heart had been long growing kinder towards Jane; and this picture of her present sufferings acted as a cure of every former ungenerous suspicion, and left her nothing but pity; and the remembrance of the less just and less gentle sensations of the past, obliged her to admit that Jane might very naturally resolve on seeing Mrs.
Smith, to resist the temptation of returning here soon, and yet aware that by declining your invitation, by saying that he was going away for some time, he should seem to act an ungenerous, a suspicious part by our family, be might well be embarrassed and disturbed.
I never say to him, "Let this or that enemy alone, because it would be ungenerous or cruel to harm them;" I say, "Let them alone, because I should hate them to be wronged:" and he'd crush you like a sparrow's egg, Isabella, if he found you a troublesome charge.
He is selfish, he is ungrateful, he is ungenerous -- he is only twenty, and he has the worst failings of a mean old age already.
It would be ungenerous to affect not to know that your self-denial is to be referred to your consideration for her father.
No, don't be hurt," she pleaded quite pathetically; "let only me be hurt, if I have been ungenerous.
which burst from the multitude, induced him to alter his ungenerous purpose.
Nicholson, at last, 'that I am an ungenerous father.
You are a generous man, Albert, but perhaps you may be blinded by pride or resentment; if you refuse me, if you ask another for what I have a right to offer you, I will say it is ungenerous of you to refuse the life of your mother at the hands of a man whose father was allowed by your father to die in all the horrors of poverty and despair.
On that head, therefore, I shall be uniformly silent; and you may assure yourself that no ungenerous reproach shall ever pass my lips when we are married.