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ungrateful

[ uhn-greyt-fuhl ]
/ ʌnˈgreɪt fəl /
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adjective
unappreciative; not displaying gratitude; not giving due return or recompense for benefits conferred: ungrateful heirs.
unpleasant; distasteful; repellent: an ungrateful task.
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Origin of ungrateful

First recorded in 1545–55; un-1 + grateful

OTHER WORDS FROM ungrateful

un·grate·ful·ly, adverbun·grate·ful·ness, noun
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How to use ungrateful in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ungrateful

ungrateful
/ (ʌnˈɡreɪtfʊl) /

adjective
not grateful or thankful
unrewarding or unpleasant; thankless
(of land) failing to increase fertility in response to cultivation

Derived forms of ungrateful

ungratefully, adverbungratefulness, noun
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