ungracious

[ uhn-grey-shuh s ]
/ ʌnˈgreɪ ʃəs /

adjective

discourteous; ill-mannered: ungracious behavior.
unpleasant; disagreeable; unrewarding: an ungracious task.
ungraceful; unpleasing.

Nearby words

  1. ungodly,
  2. ungotten,
  3. ungovernable,
  4. ungraceful,
  5. ungracefully,
  6. ungraciously,
  7. ungrammatical,
  8. ungrateful,
  9. ungrudging,
  10. ungt.

Origin of ungracious

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at un-1, gracious

Related formsun·gra·cious·ly, adverbun·gra·cious·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ungracious

ungracious

/ (ʌnˈɡreɪʃəs) /

adjective

not characterized by or showing kindness and courtesy
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Word Origin and History for ungracious

ungracious

adj.

early 13c., from un- (1) "not" + gracious. Related: Ungraciously.

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