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An ungrateful person.

[From Middle English ingrat, ungrateful, from Old French, from Latin ingrātus : in-, not; see in-1 + grātus, pleasing, thankful; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɪnɡreɪt; ɪnˈɡreɪt)
an ungrateful person
[C14: from Latin ingrātus (adj), from in-1 + grātus grateful]
ˈingrately adv


(ˈɪn greɪt)

1. an ungrateful person.
2. Archaic. ungrateful.
[1350–1400; Middle English ingrat < Latin ingrātus ungrateful]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingrate - a person who shows no gratitudeingrate - a person who shows no gratitude  
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome


[ˈɪngreɪt] N (frm or iro) → ingrato/a m/f


nundankbarer Mensch, Undankbare(r) mf (old, liter)
References in classic literature ?
ingrate, he had of mee All he could have; I made him just and right, Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
I only tell you that I shall preserve for ever inscribed on my memory the service you have rendered me in order to tender you my gratitude while life shall last me; and would to Heaven love held me not so enthralled and subject to its laws and to the eyes of that fair ingrate whom I name between my teeth, but that those of this lovely damsel might be the masters of my liberty.
Oh, yes, monsieur, oh, yes; and I hope to prove to you that you have not served an ingrate.
As an ingrate or an egotist, would you, then, have better loved or served me?
This bird was a godsend to us, and I should be an ingrate if I forgot to make honorable mention of him in these pages.
The wench I should have been courting now was journalism, that grisette of literature who has a smile and a hand for all beginners, welcoming them at the threshold, teaching them so much that is worth knowing, introducing them to the other lady whom they have worshipped from afar, showing them even how to woo her, and then bidding them a bright God-speed - he were an ingrate who, having had her joyous companionship, no longer flings her a kiss as they pass.
Many a time have I deferred dining several minutes that I might have the attendance of this ingrate.
You saved my life; and I am no ingrate as is the batu Al-tan.
I am afraid," the Prince continued earnestly, "that to you I must seem something of an ingrate.
But why should man seek glory, who of his own Hath nothing, and to whom nothing belongs But condemnation, ignominy, and shame-- Who, for so many benefits received, Turned recreant to God, ingrate and false, And so of all true good himself despoiled; Yet, sacrilegious, to himself would take That which to God alone of right belongs?
Unwilling, even under this discomfiture, to resign the ingrate and leave her hopeless, in case of her better dispositions obtaining the mastery over the darker side of her character, Mr Meagles, for six successive days, published a discreetly covert advertisement in the morning papers, to the effect that if a certain young person who had lately left home without reflection, would at any time apply to his address at Twickenham, everything would be as it had been before, and no reproaches need be apprehended.
I say this proudly, but with tears in my eyes -- for the firm proved themselves the basest of ingrates.