ungrateful


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un·grate·ful

 (ŭn-grāt′fəl)
adj.
1. Not feeling or exhibiting gratitude, thanks, or appreciation.
2. Not agreeable or pleasant; repellent: "I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure" (Abraham Lincoln).

un·grate′ful·ly adv.
un·grate′ful·ness n.

ungrateful

(ʌnˈɡreɪtfʊl)
adj
1. not grateful or thankful
2. unrewarding or unpleasant; thankless
3. (Agriculture) (of land) failing to increase fertility in response to cultivation
unˈgratefully adv
unˈgratefulness n

un•grate•ful

(ʌnˈgreɪt fəl)

adj.
1. unappreciative; not displaying gratitude; not giving due return or acknowledgment.
2. unpleasant or unrewarding; distasteful; thankless: an ungrateful task.
[1545–55]
un•grate′ful•ly, adv.
un•grate′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ungrateful - not feeling or showing gratitudeungrateful - not feeling or showing gratitude; "ungrateful heirs"; "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare
grateful, thankful - feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"
2.ungrateful - disagreeableungrateful - disagreeable; "I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"

ungrateful

adjective unappreciative, thankless, unthankful, heedless, unmindful, ingrate (archaic) I don't mean to sound ungrateful in any way.
grateful, thankful, appreciative, aware, mindful

ungrateful

adjective
1. Not showing or feeling gratitude:
2. Not apt to be appreciated:
Translations
عاقّعَقوق، جاحِد
nevděčný
utaknemmelig
epäkiitollinenkiittämätön
nezahvalan
vanòakklátur
感謝を表さない
감사해 하지 않는
nepateicīgs
nehvaležen
otacksam
ไม่สำนึกบุญคุณ
vô ơn

ungrateful

[ʌnˈgreɪtfʊl] ADJdesagradecido, ingrato

ungrateful

[ʌnˈgreɪtfʊl] adj [person] → ingrat(e)

ungrateful

adj, ungratefully
advundankbar (to gegenüber)

ungrateful

[ʌnˈgreɪtfʊl] adjingrato/a

ungrateful

(anˈgreitful) adjective
not showing thanks for kindness. It will look very ungrateful if you don't write and thank him.

ungrateful

عاقّ nevděčný utaknemmelig undankbar αχάριστος desagradecido kiittämätön ingrat nezahvalan ingrato 感謝を表さない 감사해 하지 않는 ondankbaar utakknemlig niewdzięczny ingrato неблагодарный otacksam ไม่สำนึกบุญคุณ nankör vô ơn 不领情的

ungrateful

a. desagradecido-a, ingrato-a.
References in classic literature ?
If Marmee shook her fist instead of kissing her hand to us, it would serve us right, for more ungrateful wretches than we are were never seen," cried Jo, taking a remorseful satisfaction in the snowy walk and bitter wind.
Well, you're a damned ungrateful lot, the whole pack of you,' he shouted back.
Don't think I am ungrateful or that I don't appreciate your sympathy.
Still, his too-conscious ears performed their ungrateful duty, as if to warn him of some lurking danger.
I have a schedule prescription for each hour in the day; he takes all care from me, and so I feel basely ungrateful not to value it more.
I might, for instance, have contented myself with writing out the narratives of a veteran shipmaster, one of the Inspectors, whom I should be most ungrateful not to mention, since scarcely a day passed that he did not stir me to laughter and admiration by his marvel loins gifts as a story-teller.
Blomefield, `My dear madam, you need not be anxious about the children; my old Merrylegs will take as much care of them as you or I could; I assure you I would not sell that pony for any money, he is so perfectly good-tempered and trustworthy;' and do you think I am such an ungrateful brute as to forget all the kind treatment I have had here for five years, and all the trust they place in me, and turn vicious because a couple of ignorant boys used me badly?
If you were a sociable person, he was quite willing to enter into conversation with you, and to explain to you the deadly nature of the ptomaines which are found in tubercular pork; and while he was talking with you you could hardly be so ungrateful as to notice that a dozen carcasses were passing him untouched.
don't think me ungrateful,--don't think hard of me, any way,--I heard all you and master said tonight.
But I soon give up that notion for two things: she'd be mad and disgusted at his rascality and ungratefulness for leaving her, and so she'd sell him straight down the river again; and if she didn't, everybody naturally despises an ungrateful nigger, and they'd make Jim feel it all the time, and so he'd feel ornery and disgraced.
The looking over his letter again, in replying to it, had such a softening tendency, that it was particularly necessary to brace her up with a few decisive expressions; and she was so very much concerned at the idea of making him unhappy, and thought so much of what his mother and sisters would think and say, and was so anxious that they should not fancy her ungrateful, that Emma believed if the young man had come in her way at that moment, he would have been accepted after all.
He was neither so unjust, nor so ungrateful, as to leave his estate from his nephew;--but he left it to him on such terms as destroyed half the value of the bequest.