[uhn-grey-shuh s]


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

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

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

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