definitions
  • synonyms

ungenerous

[ uhn-jen-er-uh s ]
/ ʌnˈdʒɛn ər əs /
|
SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR ungenerous ON THESAURUS.COM

adjective

stingy; niggardly; miserly: an ungenerous portion; an ungenerous employer.
uncharitable; petty: an ungenerous critic; an ungenerous impulse.

RELATED WORDS

stingy, close, harsh, illiberal, mean, miserly, narrow, petty, selfish, shabby, small, sordid, uncharitable, grudging

Nearby words

ungainly, ungaretti, ungava, ungava bay, ungava peninsula, ungenerous, ungird, ungirt, unglamorous, unglue, unglued

Origin of ungenerous

First recorded in 1635–45; un-1 + generous
Related formsun·gen·er·os·i·ty [uhn-jen-uh-ros-i-tee] /ˌʌn dʒɛn əˈrɒs ɪ ti/, nounun·gen·er·ous·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ungenerous

British Dictionary definitions for ungenerous

ungenerous

/ (ʌnˈdʒɛnərəs, -ˈdʒɛnrəs) /

adjective

not willing and liberal in giving away one's money, time, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012