Definitions

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  • adv. In an ungenial manner.

Etymologies

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ungenial +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It oozed in ungenially, to smear sooty fingers over the two elegant young people who sat inside.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

  • "I could have seen what's up with you without being told," he remarked ungenially.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • Fenellan; and still she looked at him, where he sat beside Nesta, ungenially, critical of the very features, jealously in the interests of

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 5

  • 'Forgive me if I say you talk like the bigger child,' Fleetwood said lightly, not ungenially; for the features he looked on were museful,

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 4

  • 'Forgive me if I say you talk like the bigger child,' Fleetwood said lightly, not ungenially; for the features he looked on were museful, a picture in their one expression.

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • The sun glared ungenially at that blot upon the waters, breeding infectious disease; the waves flung the hated burden from one to the other, disdainful of her freight of sin; the winds had no commission for fair sailing, but whistled through the rigging crossways, howling in the ears of many in that ship, as if they carried ghosts along with them: the very rocks and reefs butted her off the creamy line of breakers, as sea-unicorns distorting; no affectionate farewell blessed her departure; no hearty welcomes await her at the port.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Uncle Pentstemon ungenially, “and I give it to her to rights.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • "She mucked up my mushroom bed, the baggage!" said Uncle Pentstemon ungenially, "and I give it to her to rights.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • This morning, the visitor from the hotel, who has Mrs Widger's front room, so far presumed on the fact that we were educated men among uneducated -- both gen'lemen, Tony would say -- as to remark flippantly though not ungenially, "The Widgers are not bad sorts, are they?

    A Poor Man's House

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