Definition of ungenial:
- "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
He is as bitter and ungenial as a sour apple, and all the very best that you- a subtle thinker, a brilliant and cultivated philosopher- can find to say is no more appreciated by his meanly cultivated intellect than the odes of Sappho by a Nubian boatman."- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
From this most deplorable ignorance this boy had escaped; and the light of learning illumined his mind, as the sun in his daily return reveals anew those forms of life, which, even in an ungenial spring and early summer, his rays had warmed into existence, and nourished and cherished in their progress towards perfection.- "Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions", George S. Boutwell.