[in-grat-i-tood, -tyood]


the state of being ungrateful; unthankfulness.

Origin of ingratitude

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word ingrātitūdō. See in-3, gratitude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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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