ungracious

/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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  • ungracious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not gracious. DERIVATIVES ungraciously adverb …   English terms dictionary

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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