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Definition of "uncharitable" []

  • Exhibiting no charity or generosity. (adjective)
  • Unfair or unkind: uncharitable remarks. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uncharitable" in a sentence
  • "This lay-brother had the care of the garden of pot-herbs and fruit-trees, and as he was toiling there one day the Abbot called the uncharitable monk to him, and said: "Come, let us see what our brother the Fool is doing.""
  • "People seem afraid to refuse to give alms for fear of being called uncharitable, yet they have not the charity to investigate the cases brought before their notice and see that their relief is intelligently bestowed upon worthy persons."
  • "I know that these sentiments will be termed uncharitable; but I must not be deterred by such an imputation."