from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slow or reluctant in giving, forgiving, or sharing; stingy.
- adj. Harsh in judgment; unkind.
- adj. Mean-spirited; illiberal; ignoble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not generous; stingy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not generous; illiberal; ignoble; unkind; dishonorable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not generous; not showing liberality or nobility of mind or sentiments; illiberal; ignoble; dishonorable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking in magnanimity
- adj. unwilling to spend
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But the placid prettiness of Marjorie appealed to him far more than the cold, disdainful beauty of the young woman he had called ungenerous, and who had in her turn called him a cad.
Merely to characterize as ungenerous this aspersion upon the courage of such men as then served under Hooker, savors of error on the side of leniency.
But of Addison it may be confidently affirmed that he has blackened no man's character, nay, that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find in all the volumes which he has left us a single taunt which can be called ungenerous or unkind.
Mary, oppressed by the idea of ungenerous concealment, resolved at length to unveil her heart to a mother so tender of her happiness.
My struggle to gain my livelihood was for some time rendered considerably more difficult by this kind of ungenerous and underhand antagonism.
Rachel - John James & Ben stating Ben is "ungenerous"
I cannot help observing the great difference between an illdresst and a well-dresst mob, and I must indeed be unfeeling and ungenerous not to acknowledge it.
People are homeless and hungry, the landscape often ungenerous, but in many of these poems, kindness is the miracle.
But this is a rather despairing look at network TV, and seems ungenerous after the burst of quality from two seasons ago that gave us Modern Family, Glee, The Good Wife which is pretty brilliant most weeks and Community, to name a few standouts.
But then, Right Wingers don't seem to mind appearing mean-spirited and ungenerous.
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