ungratefully


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ungratefully - in an ungrateful mannerungratefully - in an ungrateful manner    
appreciatively, gratefully - with appreciation; in a grateful manner; "he accepted my offer appreciatively"
Translations

ungratefully

[ʌnˈgreɪtfəlɪ] ADVdesagradecidamente, con ingratitud

ungratefully

[ʌnˈgreɪtfəlɪ] advin modo ingrato, senza riconoscenza
References in classic literature ?
The modest comforts of home, the savory charms of made dishes, the decorous joy of digestions accomplished on hearth-rugs, lost all their attractions, and the dogs ungratefully left the house to seek dissipation and adventure in the outer world.
They gave two or three plays at every performance to houses ungratefully small, but of a lively spirit and impatient temper that would not brook delay in the representation; and they changed the bill each day.
When Jane had gone home -- still with a hint of frost in voice and manner because Anne had declined so ungratefully and decidedly the honor of an alliance with the House of Andrews -- Anne retreated to the porch room, shut the door, and had her laugh out at last.
On the contrary, he is ungratefully disposed to regret the North Pole.
I don't think secrets agree with me, I feel rumpled up in my mind since you told me that," said Jo rather ungratefully.
I know not what could have possessed the great Cordovan poet to call thee 'holy gift ungratefully received.
I may get on to the next morning--the morning when I so ungratefully left you at the inn by the river-side.
But, surely, it seems to me if I am willing to do my duty in seeing that you have proper care and instruction, YOU ought to be willing to do yours by seeing that that care and instruction are not ungratefully wasted.
She could look back to it from her present standing-place, and contemplate, almost as another being, the young unmarried girl absorbed in her love, having no eyes but for one special object, receiving parental affection if not ungratefully, at least indifferently, and as if it were her due--her whole heart and thoughts bent on the accomplishment of one desire.
said the Woozy, ungratefully, "I want to taste something.
You are ungratefully doubting your best and truest friend.
I should think so,' answered that young gentleman; and as he said it, he winked towards Nicholas, with a degree of familiarity which he, no doubt, intended for a rather flattering compliment, but with which Nicholas was most ungratefully disgusted.