ungracious

  • 1 Ungracious — Un*gra cious, a. 1. Not gracious; showing no grace or kindness; being without good will; unfeeling. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no grace; graceless; wicked. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Not well received; offensive; unpleasing; unacceptable; …

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  • 2 ungracious — index abusive, blatant (obtrusive), harsh, impertinent (insolent), invidious, offensive (offen …

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  • 3 ungracious — (adj.) early 13c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + GRACIOUS (Cf. gracious). Related: Ungraciously …

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  • 4 ungracious — *rude, ill mannered, impolite, discourteous, uncivil Analogous words: churlish, boorish (see under BOOR): brusque, gruff, blunt, curt (see BLUFF) Antonyms: gracious …

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  • 5 ungracious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not gracious. DERIVATIVES ungraciously adverb …

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  • 6 ungracious — [ungrā′shəs] adj. 1. not gracious or affable; rude; discourteous; impolite 2. unpleasant; unattractive ungraciously adv. ungraciousness n …

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  • 7 ungracious — [[t]ʌ̱ngre͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their behaviour as ungracious, you mean that they are not polite or friendly in their speech or behaviour. [FORMAL] ...his ungracious behaviour during the Queen s recent visit... I was… …

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  • 8 ungracious — adjective Date: 13th century 1. archaic wicked 2. not courteous ; rude < ungracious treatment > 3. not pleasing ; disagreeable < an ungracious task > • ungraciously …

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  • 9 ungracious — ungraciously, adv. ungraciousness, n. /un gray sheuhs/, adj. 1. discourteous; ill mannered: ungracious behavior. 2. unpleasant; disagreeable; unrewarding: an ungracious task. 3. ungraceful; unpleasing. [1175 1225; ME; see UN 1, GRACIOUS] * * * …

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  • 10 ungracious — un|gra|cious [ʌnˈgreıʃəs] adj not polite or friendly ▪ After Anna s kindness to me, I don t want to seem ungracious. >ungraciously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 ungracious — un|gra|cious [ ʌn greıʃəs ] adjective not polite or friendly, especially toward someone who has been polite or kind to you: I wouldn t want to seem ungracious after all their kindness. ╾ un|gra|cious|ly adverb ╾ un|gra|cious|ness noun uncount …

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  • 12 ungracious — UK [ʌnˈɡreɪʃəs] / US adjective not polite or friendly, especially towards someone who has been polite or kind to you I wouldn t want to seem ungracious after all their kindness. Derived words: ungraciously adverb ungraciousness noun uncountable …

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  • 13 ungracious — un•gra•cious [[t]ʌnˈgreɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) discourteous; ill mannered 2) unpleasant; disagreeable; unrewarding: an ungracious task[/ex] • Etymology: 1175–1225 un•gra′cious•ly, adv. un•gra′cious•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 ungracious — adjective Not gracious; unkind or cold hearted …

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  • 15 ungracious — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, bluff, brusque, churlish, closed, disagreeable, discourteous, disrespectful, gauche, gruff, ill, ill bred, impolite, inaffable, inhospitable, insolent, overbearing, rude, surly, unaccommodating, unaffectionate …

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  • 16 ungracious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unpleasant, discourteous, impolite; see rude 1 , 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rude, discourteous, impolite, ill mannered, uncivil, ungentlemanly, unladylike, insulting, boorish, rough. ANT.: gracious, courteous …

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  • 17 ungracious — adj. not gracious; discourteous, impolite; unpleasing …

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  • 18 ungracious — adjective not polite or friendly. Derivatives ungraciously adverb ungraciousness noun …

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  • 19 ungracious — a. 1. Uncivil, unkind, impolite, rude, rough, unfriendly, disobliging, churlish, unamiable. 2. Unpleasing, disagreeable, ungrateful, offensive, unacceptable, unpleasant, thankless …

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  • 20 ungracious — adjective not polite or friendly, especially towards someone who has said they are sorry to you or are being friendly to you ungraciously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English