ingratitude

[ in-grat-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ɪnˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

the state of being ungrateful; unthankfulness.

Nearby words

  1. ingram,
  2. ingrate,
  3. ingrately,
  4. ingratiate,
  5. ingratiating,
  6. ingravescent,
  7. ingredient,
  8. ingres,
  9. ingres, jean auguste dominique,
  10. ingress

Origin of ingratitude

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word ingrātitūdō. See in-3, gratitude

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British Dictionary definitions for ingratitude

ingratitude

/ (ɪnˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

lack of gratitude; ungratefulness; thanklessness
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Word Origin and History for ingratitude

ingratitude

n.

mid-14c., from Old French ingratitude (13c.) and directly from Latin ingratitudinem (nominative ingratitudo), noun of quality from ingratus (see ingrate).

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