un·​char·​i·​ta·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈcha-rə-tə-bəl How to pronounce uncharitable (audio) \

Definition of uncharitable

: lacking in charity : severe in judging : harsh uncharitable comments

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Other Words from uncharitable

uncharitableness noun
uncharitably \ ˌən-​ˈcha-​rə-​tə-​blē How to pronounce uncharitably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of uncharitable in a Sentence

an uncharitable couple who wouldn't even donate food to needy families at Thanksgiving an uncharitable attitude towards people who give in to alcohol or other temptations

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The uncharitable might say all of these people are, in fact, libertarians, or that their shift to the alt-right-and-worse is the natural endpoint of libertarian philosophy. Lucy Steigerwald, The New Republic, "Justin Amash and the Libertarian Future," 29 July 2019 But the dangers that the suppression of speech are meant to prevent are almost always hypothetical — often wildly speculative and predicated on uncharitable assumptions about our neighbors and on flattering ones about ourselves. Noah Rothman, National Review, "Kevin Williamson’s Revolt against the Hivemind," 25 July 2019 Perhaps foremost, the documentary asserts -- provocatively, if not entirely persuasively -- that the media and prosecutors assumed the worst of Carter because of an uncharitable view of teenage girls as being manipulative and cruel. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'I Love You, Now Die' sends provocative message about texting suicide case," 8 July 2019 Comparing June data now to October numbers in 2010 may be a bit uncharitable, with almost five months left to go for both parties to motivate their constituencies. Carrie Dann, NBC News, "Inside the numbers: Election interest data shows Democrats have work to do," 11 June 2018 His reading of these thinkers, as the social critic Shuja Haider points out, is shallow and deeply uncharitable. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Jordan Peterson, the obscure Canadian psychologist turned right-wing celebrity, explained," 21 May 2018 The day was too lovely, the natural world too congenial and the food too satisfying to yield to uncharitable fantasies. Peter Kaminsky, New York Times, "Why Cook Over an Icelandic Geyser? Because You Can," 5 Mar. 2018 To argue that something was deliberately hidden and the FISA court had no idea this information might have been slanted and/or come from Democrats is to make plenty of very uncharitable presumptions. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The fatal flaw of the Nunes memo conspiracy theories, in one exchange," 7 Feb. 2018 And, of course, the next person to say something uncharitable about Kvitova will be the first. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Breaking Down the Details of the Proposed Davis Cup Changes," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of uncharitable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uncharitable

: very harsh in judging others : not charitable

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