ungracious

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ungracious; equivalent to un- +‎ gracious.

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ungracious (comparative more ungracious, superlative most ungracious)

  1. Not gracious; unkind or cold-hearted.
    • 1962 October, “New Reading on Railways: London Railways. By Edwin Course. Batsford. 35s.”, in Modern Railways, page unnumbered:
      One might have hoped for more about the Widened Lines and about the G.C. approach to Marylebone—but it is ungracious to point to omissions when so much is contained within 260 pages.

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