Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an ungenerous manner; illiberally; ignobly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an ungenerous manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an ungenerous way or manner.

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Examples

  • I freely forgive all such as ungenerously reported false things of me; and hope to be forgiven the trespasses of my youth by the Father of Mercies, into whose hands I commend my soul.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.

  • Which would be the most unkind or imperious man, he who refus'd without giving any reasons, and consequently leaves the applicant to accuse his covetousness or contempt of destress; or, he who refuses by an exposition of his affairs sufficient for his justification, and sufficient to prove that he had by the party's there mention'd, been ungenerously and ungratefully used?

    Letter 228

  • If you were to ungenerously pit the men against each other, Rufus's set of his own material is probably the more artistically evolved.

    Rufus Wainwright and Loudon Wainwright III – review

  • So to anyone I've wronged, or dealt with unfairly or ungenerously, I'm sorry.

    Reconciliation

  • While she was hugging after the speech, I overheard a group of four women gossiping about the Clintons, speculating rather ungenerously about why Hillary might be running for president.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • The real problem, which may explain the sense of dislocation ungenerously felt all evening, was the clumsy, computerish English translation.

    Tosca; La fille du régiment; Takacs Quartet

  • Comstock fatally shot himself in the head in Bozeman, Montana, in 1870, after making what was described, a little ungenerously perhaps, as “a feeble struggle against advancing dementia.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • While she was hugging after the speech, I overheard a group of four women gossiping about the Clintons, speculating rather ungenerously about why Hillary might be running for president.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Comstock fatally shot himself in the head in Bozeman, Montana, in 1870, after making what was described, a little ungenerously perhaps, as “a feeble struggle against advancing dementia.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • Furthermore, Washington argued that we avoid “the accumulation of debt . . . by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear.”

    Broke

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