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[uhn-char-i-tuh-buh l]
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  1. deficient in charity; unkind; harsh; unforgiving; censorious; merciless: an uncharitable attitude; an uncharitable neighbor.
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Origin of uncharitable

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at un-1, charitable
Related formsun·char·i·ta·ble·ness, nounun·char·i·ta·bly, adverb
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Related Words for uncharitable

harsh, merciless, selfish, uncaring, unfair, unforgiving, unkind, unmerciful, uncompassionate

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Historical Examples of uncharitable

  • For the laws of the states are uncharitable to one another in this respect.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918


  • It is very unwise to do that, and sometimes it may be most uncharitable.

  • I don't like to be uncharitable, but they seem, in a way, so improper.

    Robert Orange

    John Oliver Hobbes

  • He says that he "denounced" its course, "as illegal, uncharitable, and cruel."

  • But that she is very—what shall I say of her that will not seem harsh or uncharitable?

    Her Mother's Secret

    Emma D. E. N. Southworth

British Dictionary definitions for uncharitable


  1. (of a person, remark, etc) unkind or lacking in generosityan uncharitable criticism
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