ungraciously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv ungraciously without grace; rigidly "they moved woodenly"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ungraciously In an ungracious manner; with disfavor: as, the proposal was received ungraciously.
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Usage

In literature:

I followed her to a little room, furnished very daintily; and there she ordered me to wait, in a most ungracious manner.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
This last detail was a contribution on the part of Major and Mrs. Trustcott, and it would have been ungracious to refuse.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
As the match was decided in our favour it would be ungracious to complain of this irregularity.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
I, for one, call it very ungracious of you to try to dispense with our agreeable society.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
But ungracious as the task has proved, I owed it to myself to rid my mind of its secret burden.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
The young braves from the Maize clan were ungraciously received below.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Connie would make amends, a daughter of the parsonage might not do ungracious things like that.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
Clinical illustrations of this type of arrested growth might be given, but my pen refuses the ungracious task.
"Sex in Education" by Edward H. Clarke
He returned home very sulky and was unusually ungracious towards Henrietta.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Finally, seeing I was determined, he yielded, though most ungraciously.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
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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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