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
Recent Examples on the Web As Robby Soave notes, the post is somewhat awkward, though its point is still apparent except perhaps to the truly uncharitable. Jack Butler, National Review, "Madison Cawthorn Is Not a Nazi," 14 Aug. 2020 An uncharitable comment made would come back to haunt you. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 20 Apr. 2020 The vast majority of ads mimic, to an almost uncanny degree, the President’s distinct wordsmithing on Twitter, down to the frequent capitalization of words or sentences, the vitriol and the uncharitable nicknames for political foes. Chris Wilson, Time, "The Trump Campaign Has Raised Millions Off Impeachment — And Facebook Is One of Its Most Powerful Tools," 5 Dec. 2019 That is an uncharitable interpretation of Mr Maguire’s actions. The Economist, "The Democrats’ bad start in the battle to impeach Donald Trump," 27 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of uncharitable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncharitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncharitable. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncharitable

: very harsh in judging others : not charitable

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