Definition of ungiving in English:



  • 1(of a person) cold or stubborn in relationships with other people.

    ‘How do generous children become ungiving parents?’
    • ‘Inspirational and imbued with an engaging, multidimensional personality on the park, he can be infuriatingly insouciant and ungiving off it.’
    • ‘In the beginning, both seemed austere, even ungiving.’
    • ‘He eyes were no longer ungiving, but somehow new like a child's.’
    1. 1.1(of a material) not bending or pliable; stiff.
      rigid, hard, firm, hardened, inelastic, non-flexible, inflexible, ungiving



/ˌənˈɡiviNG/ /ˌənˈɡɪvɪŋ/