ungracious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ungracious lacking social graces
    • adj ungracious lacking charm and good taste "an ungracious industrial city","this curt summary is not meant to be ungracious","ungracious behavior"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ungracious Having no grace; graceless; wicked.
    • Ungracious Not gracious; showing no grace or kindness; being without good will; unfeeling.
    • Ungracious Not well received; offensive; unpleasing; unacceptable; not favored. "Anything of grace toward the Irish rebels was as ungracious at Oxford as at London."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ungracious Rude; unmannerly; odious; hateful; brutal.
    • ungracious Offensive; disagreeable; unpleasing; unacceptable.
    • ungracious Showing no grace; impious; wicked.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ungracious un-grā′shus without graciousness of manner, rude:
    • adj Ungracious un-grā′shus (obs.) wicked, hateful
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Usage

In literature:

If they get recognition in life, it is wrung tardily from an ungrateful and ungracious world.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
At last it seemed ungracious to stay away any longer, and I went.
"The Late Miss Hollingford" by Rosa Mulholland
But Miss Nightingale took no heed of ungracious words and cold looks.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
And Dave could not prevent Conward doing the gracious thing without himself being ungracious.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
She had undoubtedly been ungracious, and of this Miss Palliser was well aware.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
I overlooked your ungracious refusal, and sent for you to speak freely and openly with you.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
The Queen then was not so ungracious.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
I write in the firm assurance that no Southern friend will deem these words ungracious or ungrateful.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
The felt hat ungraciously replied that he could do nothing of the kind.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Lady Bellair gave a short and ungracious nod.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
I am well conscious I have a somewhat ungracious manner; but you, who have pardoned it so often, will excuse it now.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
His uncompromising temper put on an ungracious aspect.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
It was not in her to be ungracious, and Mrs. Ilbert was a charming woman.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Yet, to the world, we often appear to be ungracious people.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
Then, at last, in crisp, curt, ungracious tones, M. de Perrencourt spoke.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
She came of illustrious line, did Sofia, scant-haired and ungracious as she now was.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
She was not an ungracious or a selfish woman outside of her own home.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The sisters thought her very ungracious.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
None the less, the one course open to him was to submit as little ungraciously as he was able.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Therefore the "anywhere you like" was in rather an ungracious manner.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
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In poetry:

God punishes the children of his love,
His greatest fav'rites oft'nest feel the rod,
Lest they shou'd 'mongst ungracious worldlings rove,
And be rebellious to the will of God.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
Nurse.
Here he is little known. His title comes
From an estate, they say, beyond the hills.
He looks ungracious: I have seen the children
Run to the doors when he came up the street.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

While reactions to the paywall have tended towards the negative, it's hard to accuse The Times of being ungracious about its implementation.
Saved Rapper Astro, 15, Is " Ungracious ".
Saved Rapper Astro, 15, Is "Ungracious".
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