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Definition 1: lacking in magnanimity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ungenerous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note
  • a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive

Synonyms for ungenerous in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)

"she practices economy without being stingy" "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

Definition 2: unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ungenerous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she practices economy without being stingy
  • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Synonyms for ungenerous in the sense of this definition

(ungenerous is similar to ...) unwilling to part with money

(ungenerous is similar to ...) (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

(ungenerous is similar to ...) embarrassingly stingy

(ungenerous is similar to ...) giving or spending with reluctance

"our cheeseparing administration" "very close (or near) with his money" "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

(ungenerous is similar to ...) excessively unwilling to spend

"parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses" "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"

(ungenerous is similar to ...) petty or reluctant in giving or spending

"a niggardly tip"

(ungenerous is similar to ...) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

"a mean person" "he left a miserly tip"

(means also ...) lacking in magnanimity

"it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note" "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"

(means also ...) concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others

"Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"

(means also ...) lacking love and generosity

"all pious words and uncharitable deeds"

(... are attributes of ungenerous) the trait of being willing to give your money or time

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