ungracious


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un·gra·cious

 (ŭn-grā′shəs)
adj.
1. Lacking social grace or graciousness; rude.
2. Not pleasant or acceptable; unattractive.

un·gra′cious·ly adv.
un·gra′cious·ness n.

ungracious

(ʌnˈɡreɪʃəs)
adj
not characterized by or showing kindness and courtesy

un•gra•cious

(ʌnˈgreɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. discourteous; ill-mannered.
2. unpleasant; disagreeable; unrewarding: an ungracious task.
[1175–1225]
un•gra′cious•ly, adv.
un•gra′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ungracious - lacking charm and good tasteungracious - lacking charm and good taste; "an ungracious industrial city"; "this curt summary is not meant to be ungracious"; "ungracious behavior"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
gracious - characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
2.ungracious - lacking social gracesungracious - lacking social graces    
impolite - not polite

ungracious

adjective bad-mannered, rude, churlish, offhand, impolite, discourteous, uncivil, ill-bred, unmannerly I was often rude and ungracious in refusing help.
civil, mannerly, polite, gracious, courteous, affable, well-mannered

ungracious

adjective
Translations
فَظ، غَليظ، غَيْر مُهَذَّب
hrubý
uvenlig
ókurteis
nelaipnsnepieklājīgs
kabanezaketsiz

ungracious

[ˈʌnˈgreɪʃəs] ADJdescortés
it would be ungracious to refusesería descortés no aceptar

ungracious

adjunhöflich; (= gruff) grunt, refusalschroff; answerrüde

ungracious

[ʌnˈgreɪʃəs] adjsgarbato/a, scortese

ungracious

(anˈgreiʃəs) adjective
rude; impolite. It was rather ungracious of you to refuse his invitation.
unˈgraciously adverb
References in classic literature ?
How much of my ungracious condition of mind may have been my own fault, how much Miss Havisham's, how much my sister's, is now of no moment to me or to any one.
The difference in affection, of parents towards their several children, is many times unequal; and sometimes unworthy; especially in the mothers; as Solomon saith, A wise son rejoiceth the father, but an ungracious son shames the mother.
It seemed to me a little ungracious to decline an invitation of that sort, and I ascribed his refusal to lack of money.
Without being particularly ungracious or repellent in manner or speech, he managed somehow to be immune to impertinent curiosity, yet exempt from the evil repute with which it commonly revenges itself when baffled; so far as I know, Mr.
As a tiger doth he ever stand, on the point of springing; but I do not like those strained souls; ungracious is my taste towards all those self- engrossed ones.
The expression of her face was cold and ungracious.
She winced a little at his address, but otherwise her manner was not ungracious.
Dashwood feel this ungracious behaviour, and so earnestly did she despise her daughter-in-law for it, that, on the arrival of the latter, she would have quitted the house for ever, had not the entreaty of her eldest girl induced her first to reflect on the propriety of going, and her own tender love for all her three children determined her afterwards to stay, and for their sakes avoid a breach with their brother.
He does very well, for a boy," was Meg's somewhat ungracious answer, for the subject did not interest her.
He had all the clearness and quickness of mind which she wanted, and he could sometimes act an ungracious, or say a severe thing.
Puttest thou the reverend man to use ungracious language to free himself from the importunities of a Jewess?
Thursday was to be the wedding day, and on Wednesday Miss Lucas paid her farewell visit; and when she rose to take leave, Elizabeth, ashamed of her mother's ungracious and reluctant good wishes, and sincerely affected herself, accompanied her out of the room.