[ in-uh-pree-shee-uh-tiv, -ey-tiv, -shuh-tiv ]
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  1. not appreciative; lacking in appreciation.

Origin of inappreciative

First recorded in 1895–1900; in-3 + appreciative

Other words from inappreciative

  • in·ap·pre·ci·a·tive·ly, adverb
  • in·ap·pre·ci·a·tive·ness, noun

Words Nearby inappreciative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inappreciative in a sentence

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

    Floyd Grandon's Honor | Amanda Minnie Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for inappreciative


/ (ˌɪnəˈpriːʃətɪv) /

  1. lacking appreciation; unappreciative

Derived forms of inappreciative

  • inappreciatively, adverb
  • inappreciation or inappreciativeness, noun

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