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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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 There’s venting—even unkind, uncharitable venting—and then there’s hatred, and the specificity and vehemence of your fiancé’s text message sounds like more than venting. Mallory Ortberg, Slate Magazine, "My boyfriend secretly taped me while he was away to see if I’d leave the house.," 2 Mar. 2017 In an effort to connect with voters in rural, predominantly white, conservative counties, President Trump — and his surrogates — often spoke of inner cities in uncharitable ways that played into stereotypes. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Many New Yorkers don’t want solidarity from those who regularly bash their city," 1 Nov. 2017 What’s striking is Greenwald’s uncharitable reading of their motives, which closely tracks Trump’s own portrayal of the situation. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The Alt-Right and Glenn Greenwald Versus H.R. McMaster," 8 Aug. 2017

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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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