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[in-uh-pree-shee-uh-tiv, -ey-tiv, -shuh-tiv] /ˌɪn əˈpri ʃi ə tɪv, -ˌeɪ tɪv, -ʃə tɪv/
not appreciative; lacking in appreciation.
Origin of inappreciative
First recorded in 1895-1900; in-3 + appreciative
Related forms
inappreciatively, adverb
inappreciativeness, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Had he cast his pearls before—— Well, at inappreciative feet?

    Double Harness Anthony Hope
  • Not all culture, however, is equally destructive and inappreciative.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • Excusing herself for a few moments, she goes away, rather vexed that Violet should be so inappreciative.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • You must have thought me rude and inappreciative; but the fact is I was so startled that I forgot to tell you why I went.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
British Dictionary definitions for inappreciative


lacking appreciation; unappreciative
Derived Forms
inappreciatively, adverb
inappreciation, inappreciativeness, noun
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