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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
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Friendship had been defined by De Amicitia as something heroic, exalted, high-pitched--"Sed hoc primum sentio, nisi in bonis amicitiam esse non posse" (Cicero) ("but I feel in the first instance that friendship can obtain only between good men," author's trans.)--whereas in Rochefoucault's sober, reductive judgment, it is corrupted at its core by the ungenerousness of human nature.