uncharitable


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un·char·i·ta·ble

 (ŭn-chăr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Exhibiting no charity or generosity.
2. Unfair or unkind: uncharitable remarks.

un·char′i·ta·ble·ness n.
un·char′i·ta·bly adv.

uncharitable

(ʌnˈtʃærɪtəbəl)
adj
(of a person, remark, etc) unkind or lacking in generosity: an uncharitable criticism.

un•char•i•ta•ble

(ʌnˈtʃær ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
deficient in charity; unforgiving.
[1425–75]
un•char′i•ta•ble•ness, n.
un•char′i•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncharitable - lacking love and generosityuncharitable - lacking love and generosity; "all pious words and uncharitable deeds"- Charles Reade
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
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"
charitable - full of love and generosity; "charitable to the poor"; "a charitable trust"

uncharitable

uncharitable

adjective
Translations

uncharitable

[ʌnˈtʃærɪtəbl] ADJpoco caritativo

uncharitable

[ˌʌnˈtʃærɪtəbəl] adjpeu charitable

uncharitable

adj remarkunfreundlich, nicht nett, lieblos; view, personunbarmherzig, herzlos; criticismschonungslos, unbarmherzig; attitudehartherzig; it was most uncharitable of you to …es war wirklich nicht nett, dass Sie …

uncharitable

[ʌnˈtʃærɪtəbl] adj (attitude) → poco generoso/a, duro/a; (remark) → cattivo/a
References in classic literature ?
When you come home you sit down in a sober, contemplative, not uncharitable frame of mind, and apply yourself to your books or your business.
But my belief is that all the senor bachelor's pains will be of no avail to bring a man so hopelessly cracked to his senses again; and if it were not uncharitable, I would say may Don Quixote never be cured, for by his recovery we lose not only his own drolleries, but his squire Sancho Panza's too, any one of which is enough to turn melancholy itself into merriment.
The uncharitable were apt to surmise that he had, in the interim, been well used up in a buffalo hunt; but those accustomed to Indian morality in the matter of horseflesh, considered it a singular evidence of honesty that he should be brought back at all.
Heaven forgive me the supposition, if it be an uncharitable one, but I do firmly and in my soul believe, that the man systematically tried for many years to break her heart; but she bore it all for her child's sake, and, however strange it may seem to many, for his father's too; for brute as he was, and cruelly as he had treated her, she had loved him once; and the recollection of what he had been to her, awakened feelings of forbearance and meekness under suffering in her bosom, to which all God's creatures, but women, are strangers.
I demand your authorities for such an uncharitable assertion (like other advocates of a system, David was not always accurate in his use of terms).
But no—I will not be so uncharitable as to suppose it.
Jane Andrews said she thought puffed sleeves were too worldly for a minister's wife, but I didn't make any such uncharitable remark, Marilla, because I know what it is to long for puffed sleeves.
Where her opinions and sentiments tallied with mine, it was her extreme good sense, her exquisite taste and feeling, that delighted me; where they differed, it was still her uncompromising boldness in the avowal or defence of that difference, her earnestness and keenness, that piqued my fancy: and even when she angered me by her unkind words or looks, and her uncharitable conclusions respecting me, it only made me the more dissatisfied with myself for having so unfavourably impressed her, and the more desirous to vindicate my character and disposition in her eyes, and, if possible, to win her esteem.
Her figure was meagre, her face seemed all teeth and eyes, her references to her sister and brother were uncharitable.
I HOPE it's not uncharitable to remember that last Christmas Eve she drank eleven cups of tea, and grumbled all the time.
Oh no; and not handsome,--that is, not very," said Lucy, half-penitent at this uncharitable remark.
He is an excellent man, most exemplary in every way; and he pointed out to her that she ought, as a Christian, to reconcile herself to the sacrifice (especially as it was so uncertain), and to bear no uncharitable feeling towards me.