ungracious

adjective un·gra·cious \ ˌən-ˈgrā-shəs \
Updated on: 29 Mar 2018

Definition of ungracious

1 archaic : wicked
2 : not courteous : rude
  • ungracious treatment
3 : not pleasing : disagreeable
  • an ungracious task

ungraciously

adverb

ungraciousness

noun

Examples of ungracious in a Sentence

  1. There's no need to be ungracious about it.

  2. we were taken aback by our aunt's ungracious reply to the invitation we had sent her

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First Known Use of ungracious

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNGRACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ungracious for English Language Learners

  • : not polite or respectful : not gracious


UNGRACIOUS Defined for Kids

ungracious

adjective un·gra·cious \ ˌən-ˈgrā-shəs \

Definition of ungracious for Students

: not kind or polite


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