Definitions

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  • adj. Not genial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not genial.

Etymologies

un- +‎ genial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The man brought back information that General Browne had been walking abroad since an early hour of the morning, in defiance of the weather, which was misty and ungenial.

    The Tapestried Chamber

  • She had yet said nothing to Camilla upon the subject; not only because a dearer interest mutually occupied them, but from a secret shame of naming a lover at a period so ungenial.

    Camilla

  • He broke in upon me when least a creature so ungenial was present to my thoughts.

    Camilla

  • If you were persuaded our dispositions would not assimilate; if mine appeared to you too rigorous, too ungenial, your timely precaution has spared more misery than it has inflicted.

    Camilla

  • But she declined the excursion, as not more unseasonable in its expence, than ungenial to her feelings.

    Camilla

  • That you may not be altogether without female society, Amelia will endeavour to come down to dinner; but she is so seriously indisposed, my dear Miss Trevanion, I am quite alarmed about her; and begin to wish I had never brought her to this ungenial climate.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • James was at first stiff and ungenial, but he warmed up as we passed the gin and he began to play.

    It’s a White Thing

  • The lower parts of this seemingly desert waste, of a marshy mossy consistence, were of too ungenial a soil to repay the husbandman for his industry.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • But the ungenial climate and sharp sea-breeze already struck a chill through her whole frame, which even the cloak and plaid in which she was enveloped could not prevent her from feeling; and she began to fancy she was going to be banished to a ruder spot than even the deserts of Siberia.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Omar was doubtless a great man, but he is one of the most ungenial figures in Moslem history which does not abound in genialities.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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