Definition of ingratitude in English:


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  • A discreditable lack of gratitude.

    ‘she returned her daughter's care with ingratitude and unkindness’
    • ‘It must be due to a sudden outbreak of ingratitude and lack of common sense.’
    • ‘Whether or not you really intend to try this simple act of ingratitude, you should certainly tell Austria that that is your plan.’
    • ‘Jesus could not heal these people not because of a lack of power, but because of ingratitude and a rejection of his gracious patronage!’
    • ‘So maybe he is disgusted with his own great historic ingratitude.’
    • ‘‘Nothing very dramatic gained and certainly nothing dramatic lost,’ explained another White House official, with a cheerfulness that might in other circumstances be regarded as rank ingratitude.’
    • ‘While conservative often feel that such behavior reflects ingratitude, it is precisely this ability to let off steam that makes our alliances work.’
    • ‘Many within the UN saw the bombing as an act of ingratitude.’
    • ‘‘On Wall Street, it's amazing what people can find inadequate,’ Barry wonders as the man rages on about corporate ingratitude.’
    • ‘In view of the sacrifice our troops have made on our behalf, this insensitivity to them and their families suggests a level of self-indulgence and ingratitude that shocks the conscience.’
    • ‘And in today's times where ingratitude rules the roost, teachers, an important human resource who shape our future generations, get sidelined, or are forgotten.’
    • ‘Many people around the world experience, at some time or the other in their lifetimes, a feeling of wretchedness, desolation, hysteria and ingratitude within themselves.’
    • ‘It would be seen as an act of vandalism and ingratitude by the international community.’
    • ‘The worst thing, in one sense, is the feeling of ingratitude I have, the inability to take solace in all the good things with which I am blessed.’
    • ‘It has been 364 days since the last time I confessed my ingratitude.’
    • ‘How Americans will react to this rank ingratitude is beyond me.’
    • ‘If they say they are unhappy with the negotiations, after all the sacrifices I made, then that would be the height of ingratitude.’
    • ‘Its denizens now sense that the American people no longer wish to subsidize their defense only to earn ingratitude.’
    • ‘Nor is he the victim of injustice or ingratitude that might extenuate, though not excuse, his later crimes.’
    • ‘How is this for sheer stupidity, moral blindness and ingratitude?’
    • ‘It's sad but true that such ingratitude is not all that rare.’
    ungratefulness, thanklessness, unthankfulness, lack of gratitude, lack of appreciation, non-recognition
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/inˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ /ɪnˈɡrædəˌt(j)ud/


Middle English from Old French, or from late Latin ingratitudo, from Latin ingratus ‘ungrateful’ (see ingrate).