ungraciousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ungraciousness an offensive lack of good manners
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ungraciousness The character of being ungracious.
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Usage

In literature:

She was sure he must have thought her very strange, very abrupt, even ungracious.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
He secretly admired him, but was ungraciously curt to him.
""Say Fellows--"" by Wade C. Smith
However, it is an ungracious task to criticise one who did good work in her time.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
With irritable voice and ungracious manner you promise to do so.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
When he saw the khaki suit and the campaign hat he scowled, and ungraciously would have closed the door.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
In these proceedings the mulatto acquiesced ungraciously.
"The Argosy" by Various
I write for a seemingly ungracious purpose, but I know you will comprehend my infirmities!
"Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books" by Horatia K. F. Eden
He was the most ungracious person they ever had known.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
The gallant Colonel, however, is decidedly the favourite, notwithstanding his very ungracious summary of the Whigs some time ago.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Soon after, Achleitner entered with an anxious, questioning expression in his eyes, and Ingigerd dismissed Frederick most ungraciously.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
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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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