[in-uh-pree-shee-uh-tiv, -ey-tiv, -shuh-tiv]


not appreciative; lacking in appreciation.

Origin of inappreciative

First recorded in 1895–1900; in-3 + appreciative
Related formsin·ap·pre·ci·a·tive·ly, adverbin·ap·pre·ci·a·tive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inappreciative

Historical Examples of inappreciative

  • 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 Formsinappreciatively, adverbinappreciation or inappreciativeness, noun
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