Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ungrateful person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unthankful; ungrateful.
  • noun An ungrateful person; one who rewards favors with enmity or treachery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Obs. or Poetic Ingrateful.
  • noun An ungrateful person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Ungrateful.
  • adjective obsolete Unpleasant, unfriendly
  • noun An ungrateful person.

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

  • noun a person who shows no gratitude

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English ingrat, ungrateful, from Old French, from Latin ingrātus : in-, not; see in– + grātus, pleasing, thankful; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin ingrātus ("disagreeable"), in- (“not”) +‎ grātus (“pleasing”).

Examples

  • Maybe the reason she sounds like such an ingrate is because she didn’t have to work that hard to get the part of Bella.

    Twilight Lexicon » Kristen Stewart in Nylon Magazine

  • "If you mean I am an ingrate, that is an unpleasant word, Aunt Mary."

    The Dude Wrangler

  • Now, pure, innocent, SK, who would never be described as a ingrate (نذاة) or a liar, has made it her duty to escalate the issue.

    Safat: The KuwaitBlogs' Aggregator

  • Gervais also read out a list of once-troubled actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s drug problems and rehab stints, made fun of 'The Tourist,' teased Charlie Sheen, called out Mel Gibson for anti-semitism and called Steve Carrell -- who took on Gervais' role in the American version of Gervais' British show, 'The Office' -- an "ingrate" for deciding to leave the show.

    Golden Globes President Lashes Out At Ricky Gervais

  • Gervais also read out a list of once-troubled actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s drug problems and rehab stints, made fun of 'The Tourist,' teased Charlie Sheen, called out Mel Gibson for anti-semitism and called Steve Carrell -- who took on Gervais' role in the American version of Gervais' British show, 'The Office' -- an "ingrate" for deciding to leave the show.

    Golden Globes President Lashes Out At Ricky Gervais

  • Gervais also read out a list of once-troubled actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s drug problems and rehab stints, made fun of 'The Tourist,' teased Charlie Sheen, called out Mel Gibson for anti-semitism and called Steve Carrell -- who took on Gervais' role in the American version of Gervais' British show, 'The Office' -- an "ingrate" for deciding to leave the show.

    Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes Host 'Doesn't Care' If Anyone Was Offended By Jokes

  • Gervais also read out a list of once-troubled actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s drug problems and rehab stints, made fun of 'The Tourist,' teased Charlie Sheen, called out Mel Gibson for anti-semitism and called Steve Carrell -- who took on Gervais' role in the American version of Gervais' British show, 'The Office' -- an "ingrate" for deciding to leave the show.

    Golden Globes President Lashes Out At Ricky Gervais

  • Gervais also read out a list of once-troubled actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s drug problems and rehab stints, made fun of 'The Tourist,' teased Charlie Sheen, called out Mel Gibson for anti-semitism and called Steve Carrell -- who took on Gervais' role in the American version of Gervais' British show, 'The Office' -- an "ingrate" for deciding to leave the show.

    Golden Globes President Lashes Out At Ricky Gervais

  • Which sort of sounds to me like a cross between "ingrate" and "getta loada this".

    Another example of how not to get in to graduate school.

  • When the "ingrate" is turned out of Heaven they do not send him to Hell, they send him to Earth and give him imagination and a heart.

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

Comments

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  • ... whose fault?

    Whose but his own? ingrate, he had of mee

    All he could have ...

    Milton, Paradise Lost III

    December 18, 2006