ungrateful

[ uhn-greyt-fuh l ]
/ ʌnˈgreɪt fəl /

adjective

unappreciative; not displaying gratitude; not giving due return or recompense for benefits conferred: ungrateful heirs.
unpleasant; distasteful; repellent: an ungrateful task.

Nearby words

  1. ungraceful,
  2. ungracefully,
  3. ungracious,
  4. ungraciously,
  5. ungrammatical,
  6. ungrudging,
  7. ungt.,
  8. ungual,
  9. unguarded,
  10. unguent

Origin of ungrateful

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

Related formsun·grate·ful·ly, adverbun·grate·ful·ness, noun

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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 Formsungratefully, adverbungratefulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for ungrateful

ungrateful

adj.

1550s, from un- (1) "not" + grateful. Related: Ungratefully.

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