ungenial

adjective
un·​ge·​nial | \ ˌən-ˈjēn-yəl How to pronounce ungenial (audio) , -ˈjē-nē-əl \

Definition of ungenial

: not genial : not pleasant or cheerful … in the ungenial climate and soil of New England …— Nathaniel Hawthorne … for having the strength to get up every morning in the '70s and sit opposite the surly and ungenial Harry Reasoner.— Lynette Rice

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ungenially adverb

First Known Use of ungenial

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungenial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungenial. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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