Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of gratitude; ungratefulness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lack or absence of gratitude; thanklessness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of gratitude; insensibility to, forgetfulness of, or ill return for, kindness or favors received; unthankfulness; ungratefulness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lack of gratitude; indisposition to acknowledge or reciprocate favors; a state of unthankfulness for benefits conferred.
  • n. Synonyms See grateful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lack of gratitude

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Examples

  • I know not that the term ingratitude can be applied to one in his situation, and in whose bosom nature had implanted a love of freedom.

    Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia — Complete

  • And the more he yearned to be gone the more bitterly he blamed himself for what he called his ingratitude and faithlessness.

    In Orchard Glen

  • Not the less soured by these multiplied causes of irritation, from the reflection that they were attributable to his own follies and vices, he gave full scope to his resentments, and indulged himself in expressions of angry reproach against what he termed the ingratitude of his country, which provoked those around him, and gave great offense to Congress.

    Life and Times of Washington

  • Not the less soured by these multiplied causes of irritation, from the reflection that they were attributable to his own follies and vices, he gave full scope to his resentments, and indulged himself in expressions of angry reproach against what he termed the ingratitude of his country, which provoked those around him, and gave great offense to

    Life and Times of Washington, Volume 2 Revised, Enlarged, and Enriched

  • "My valet," cried Lord St. George, -- "he has invented a new toasting-fork, is going to take out a patent, make his fortune, and leave me; that's what I call ingratitude, Sir Christopher; for I ordered his wages to be raised five pounds but last year."

    The Disowned — Complete

  • "My valet," cried Lord St. George, -- "he has invented a new toasting - fork, is going to take out a patent, make his fortune, and leave me; that's what I call ingratitude, Sir Christopher; for I ordered his wages to be raised five pounds but last year."

    The Disowned — Volume 03

  • As it is, monstrous ingratitude is the societally approved stance towards the U.S. — understandable given the prevalence of grandmothers who serviced G. I.s, but still ...

    One Korea?

  • Meanwhile the Russians, bitter at what some call the ingratitude of the ANC and willing to maintain their influence in the region, have reinforced their ties with South Africa's neighbours, such as Namibia, according to a Russian observer.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Why, God bless my soul, do you call ingratitude -- the basest, most unfilial, most treacherous ingratitude -- no vice, sir?

    Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers

  • Wisdom and grace would indeed make it most easy to us to forgive our relations and friends if they offend us, but corruption makes it most difficult to forgive them; let us therefore take heed of disobliging a brother, or one that has been as a brother; ingratitude is very provoking.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

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