adjective un·gra·cious \-ˈgrā-shəs\

: not polite or respectful : not gracious

Full Definition of UNGRACIOUS

archaic :  wicked
:  not courteous :  rude <ungracious treatment>
:  not pleasing :  disagreeable <an ungracious task>
un·gra·cious·ly adverb
un·gra·cious·ness noun

Examples of UNGRACIOUS

  1. There's no need to be ungracious about it.
  2. <we were taken aback by our aunt's ungracious reply to the invitation we had sent her>

First Known Use of UNGRACIOUS

13th century
UNGRACIOUSLY Defined for Kids


adjective un·gra·cious \ˌən-ˈgrā-shəs\

Definition of UNGRACIOUS for Kids

:  not kind or polite


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