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  • adv. In an ungrateful manner, done in a way lacking gratitude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ungrateful manner.

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

  • adv. in an ungrateful manner


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  • This gave rather a pretty color; but still Mrs. Peterkin ungratefully said it tasted of anything but coffee.

    The Peterkin Papers

  • A negro-man whom I permitted to live here for a while did very ungratefully, that is to say, very thoughtlessly — destroy the window-shutters, and other loose work, for fire-wood, I having forgotten to supply him with that needful article, and he, poor man, being too bashful to acquaint me with his wants.

    Sheppard Lee

  • Mr. Lofft would have said (perhaps publickly) that I had not only offended in relation to the new Vollm but had most ungratefully set him aside in the original publication.

    Letter 70

  • I want to dance and dance and never go back to Maiden Lane, I thought ungratefully.

    Exit the Actress

  • Modern secularism may be accused of ungratefully dismissing its Christian legacy, but that does not mean it is doomed to regress to the worst of the pagan past.

    Matt J. Rossano: The Christian Revolution

  • Which would be the most unkind or imperious man, he who refus'd without giving any reasons, and consequently leaves the applicant to accuse his covetousness or contempt of destress; or, he who refuses by an exposition of his affairs sufficient for his justification, and sufficient to prove that he had by the party's there mention'd, been ungenerously and ungratefully used?

    Letter 228

  • What could account for good people behaving so ungratefully?

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Absence of Gratitude is the Source of Clerical Burnout

  • He started cradled in the arms of the coupist and now defunct [ally of the dictatorship] UDN Party (National Democratic Union), made himself comfortable in ARENA's arbitrary embrace – that is the National Renewal Alliance Party the civil arm of the military dictatorship that he ungratefully left behind when the political situation changed.

    Global Voices in English » Brazil: Digital mob demands the Senate President’s resignation

  • The state Legislatures not only unjustly and ungratefully neglect their Creditors and their Servants but they madly risk the Existence of the Country by Inattention to the Calls of Congress which from the Importance of the Consequences becomes deeply criminal.

    Robert Morris

  • Picturesque as these rusting wrecks are, and a tad ungratefully, I was rather hoping for something a little older - mouldering Model T Fords or Edwardian Renaults, that sort of thing - maybe the odd Grasshopper Eight poking its nose through the stinging nettles.

    Bould Statement


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