ingrate

[ in-greyt ]
/ ˈɪn greɪt /

noun

an ungrateful person.

adjective

Archaic. ungrateful.

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Origin of ingrate

1350–1400; Middle English ingrat<Latin ingrātus ungrateful. See in-3, grateful

OTHER WORDS FROM ingrate

in·grate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ingrate

ingrate
/ (ˈɪnɡreɪt, ɪnˈɡreɪt) archaic /

noun

an ungrateful person

adjective

ungrateful

Derived forms of ingrate

ingrately, adverb

Word Origin for ingrate

C14: from Latin ingrātus (adj), from in- 1 + grātus grateful
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