Definition of ungenial in English:

ungenial

adjective

  • Not genial:

    ‘he was of somewhat ungenial temperament’
    • ‘I hope she is now in stronger health, but the weather lately has not been favorable, so cold and ungenial.’
    • ‘In an ungenial moment, Socrates, too, scorned them for taking fees, calling them ‘prostitutes of wisdom.’’
    • ‘Byron's poem sprung forth as a result, and the ‘wet, ungenial summer’, as Mary Shelley described it in her diary, drove the wordsmiths indoors.’
    • ‘The weather continued rainy and ungenial for some days after his return.’
    • ‘But the ungenial man was an excellent conductor who was generous enough every second or third week to invite the big maestros of the world.’
    • ‘But it proved a wet, ungenial summer, and incessant rain often confined us for days to the house.’
    • ‘For even in those most ungenial days he aspired to literary fame, and as the by-product of laborious years issued, at his own expense, the ‘Poems of a Journeyman Mason’.’
    • ‘Bacon had sown the good seed in a sluggish soil and an ungenial season.’
    • ‘The house was in a most, as Mother had deemed it, ungenial location, abutting the tracks.’

Pronunciation

ungenial

/ʌnˈdʒiːnɪəl/