ungenerous

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adjective un·gen·er·ous \ˌən-ˈjen-rəs, -ˈje-nə-\

Definition of ungenerous

  1. :  not generous:a :  petty, mean ungenerous criticismsb :  deficient in liberality :  stingy an ungenerous offer

ungenerously

adverb

Examples of ungenerous in a Sentence

  1. it is ungenerous for someone of his ample means not to provide more for the care of his aging parents

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