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1. Slow or reluctant in giving, forgiving, or sharing; stingy.
2. Harsh in judgment; unkind.

un·gen′er·ous·ly adv.


in an ungenerous manner
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Read it, and--" she checked herself, even in her anger she was incapable of speaking ungenerously to the old man who had so warmly befriended her.
I have no doubt he is, poor fellow,' said Helena, with a look of proud compassion at her brother, expressing a deep sense of his being ungenerously treated.
I have not treated her ungenerously, and she had no just cause of complaint against me, but you know what women are, Mr.
One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it, avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertion in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.
According to Kwame Anthony Appiah, 'Postcoloniality is the condition of what we might ungenerously call a comprador intelligentsia: a relatively small, Western-style, Western-trained group of writers and thinkers, who mediate the trade in cultural commodities of world capitalism at the periphery'.
The idea had a powerful appeal, but I decided that limiting myself to a 250-word vocabulary--heavy on nouns, and light on verbs--would probably create something that might generously be called brave and avant--garde; or ungenerously, an unreadable mess.
17, 757-59 (1970"In general, the pardon power seems to have been exercised not ungenerously.
Leery of her emotional instability, Hemingway somewhat ungenerously wrote a Nick Adams story called "A Way You'll Never Be" to show her what true depression was (Kert 249-50).
Typically, it's a kind of contemporary folklore--perhaps, ungenerously, gossip--that allows the dots to be connected.
In the commentary accompanying an edition of Aleksander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, he referred to it equally ungenerously as a "rather frivolous little book" (314), thus signaling that the book, written a decade before Nabokov's transformation from an obscure Russian transplant into a bestselling US-American author, should not merit serious consideration.
Yes, your heart aches for the pig, and more so for Sam, but simultaneously, ungenerously, comes the thought: We all have to pass sometime, pig.
Maharaja was offered an allowance, which was ungenerously described as sufficient for dignity but not for extravagance, would be made to him.