- the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
Origin of gratitude
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thanks, thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness.
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Examples from the Web for ungratitude
(turning away sullenly) I'll take nothing from you, Honor, but what I got already enough—and too much of—and that's ungratitude.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
- a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
C16: from Medieval Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus grateful
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Word Origin and History for ungratitude
mid-15c., "good will," from Middle French gratitude (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo) "thankfulness," from Latin gratus "thankful, pleasing" (see grace). Meaning "thankfulness" is from 1560s.
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