Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ungrateful.

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

  • adjective Ungrateful; thankless; unappreciative.
  • adjective Unpleasing to the sense; distasteful; offensive.

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

  • adjective ungrateful; not grateful

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • The economy will eventually turn around and it will happen soon, unfortunately americans have become so clueless, partisan and ingrateful, that america will be stuck in soul less and angy recovery for years to come.

    Obama: Jobs news 'modestly encouraging'

  • They're ingrateful, self-deluded, self-important imperlialists just like the GOP.

    Mitchell in Israel; Netanyahu says 'no freeze' on construction

  • August 1st, 2006 at 4: 20 pm mylanta says: those ingrateful refugees are leaving because they hate our freedom and our way of life! good riddance!

    Think Progress » 20,000 Iraqis displaced in 10 days.

  • I think these ingrateful people should be subject to a fine just as I would be if I called an ambulence or fire rescue….this is uncalled for and should be corrected and not 5 years down the road either…thank you Ken Martin

    Blogging on Blades in Galveston, TX

  • The story, created by cherry-picking a few outrageous lines from the Jeopardy! champion's generally modest and self-effacing blog, was a simple one: ingrateful winner slams, bashes, blasts, jabs, bites, and even backstabs the show.

    Bob Harris: Ken Jennings, Icarus, and Miss Puerto Rico: A Theory of Why Our Leadership Sucks

  • Geez–the fuckin ingrateful Iraqis are pissed cause we blew up their houses and killed their aunties–INGRATES

    Firedoglake » Shameful

  • What they grew dissatisfied with was Bush's bungling, his ineptitude driving oil to 80 bucks a barrel and putting America in diplomatic isolation as a Christian Zionist-led pack of cowboys, and the idea that we are stuck there nation-building for a pack of ingrateful Arab shitheads that would as soon as kill us than dip their purple fingers.

    The number of Americans who have died in the Iraq war...

  • If I knew what it was about; and that either, upon their first acquaintance, was for benefiting herself by the other; I might contrive to serve them both, without hurting myself: for these are the most prudent ways of doing friendships, and what are not followed by regrets, though the served should prove ingrateful.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But, nevertheless, I should be desirous to know (if thou wilt proceed) by what gradations, arts, and contrivances thou effectest thy ingrateful purpose.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Ingratitude is monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude: of the which we being members, should bring ourselves to be monstrous members.

    The Tragedy of Coriolanus

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