ungenial

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adjective un·ge·nial \ˌən-ˈjēn-yəl, -ˈjē-nē-əl\

Definition of ungenial

  1. :  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

ungenially

adverb

1796

First Known Use of ungenial

1796


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