un·​gen·​er·​ous | \ ˌən-ˈjen-rəs, -ˈje-nə- How to pronounce ungenerous (audio) \

Definition of ungenerous

: not generous:
a : petty, mean ungenerous criticisms
b : deficient in liberality : stingy an ungenerous offer

Other Words from ungenerous

ungenerously adverb

Examples of ungenerous in a Sentence

it is ungenerous for someone of his ample means not to provide more for the care of his aging parents
Recent Examples on the Web Some of the world's poorest people without enough food are in northern Kenya, where animal carcasses are slowly stripped to the bone beneath an ungenerous sky. Cara Anna, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2022 In that context, judging Fire Island too harshly as a film feels a little ungenerous: Director Andrew Ahn (who helmed the microbudget coming-out story Spa Night and the lovely, low-key indie Driveways) aims mostly for function and fizz here. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 31 May 2022 And yet, Genshin Impact’s social team keeps running out-of-game promotions that are simply ludicrous in terms of the scale of prizes, and the game keeps exhausting players by appearing decidedly ungenerous. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 My mother was raised in an ungenerous home, and from her youngest years was looking for any safe space available to her. New York Times, 29 Dec. 2021 Now, its reporting faults News Showcase as unfair and ungenerous. Zenger News, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The breathtaking high point of The Green Knight is a montage in which decades fly by, and Gawain ages into a stern and ungenerous leader of men and an indifferent user of women. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 27 July 2021 This might sound obvious, but its logic lately has played out for me during quarantine, when anxious projections and ungenerous readings haunted too many interactions. Jane Hu, The New Yorker, 11 June 2021 The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, through which the U.S. government supports arts and culture, have pitifully ungenerous budgets and had become dishearteningly large political footballs. Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ungenerous

1641, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungenerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungenerous. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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