- an ungrateful person.
- Archaic. ungrateful.
Origin of ingrate
Examples from the Web for ingrate
Historical Examples of ingrate
Then she tells every one I'm no good, an ingrate, everything that's bad.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
There is nothing lower on the face of the earth than an ingrate and a snake's belly.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
In other words, such an ingrate ought to have a flock of crows for pall-bearers!The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
I, the recipient of the master's favors, an ingrate and a wretch!
But you have remembered me, Edith, even in the depth of your joy, ingrate that I am.
- an ungrateful person
Word Origin for ingrate
Word Origin and History for ingrate
"ungrateful person," 1670s, from earlier adjective meaning "unfriendly" (late 14c.) also "ungrateful, unthankful," from Latin ingratus "unpleasant," also "ungrateful," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + gratus "pleasing, beloved, dear, agreeable" (see grace). The noun meaning "ungrateful person" dates from 1670s.