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in•grat•i•tude(ɪnˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)
bite the hand that feeds you To repay the kindness of a benefactor with ill will or injury; to act ungratefully. This expression, which dates from 1770, probably refers to the way a surly dog snaps at the hand of the one who offers it food.
don’t look a gift horse in the mouth Don’t be ungrateful or unappreciative, don’t criticize or find fault with a gift. The allusion is to someone so rudely ungrateful that he would look into the mouth of a horse given to him as a present to check its age and condition.
He would be a fool … to look such a gift horse in the mouth. (James Payn, The Mystery of Mirbridge, 1888)
A variant of this proverbial expression dates from at least 1546.
|Noun||1.||ingratitude - a lack of gratitude |
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"
thanks, appreciation, gratitude, thanksgiving, thankfulness, gratefulness
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind,"
"Thou art not so unkind"
"As man's ingratitude:"
"Because thou art not seen,"
"Although thy breath be rude" [William Shakespeare As You Like It]
"Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back,"
"Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,"
"A great-sized monster of ingratitudes:"
"Those scraps are good deeds past: which are devoured"
"As fast as they are made, forgot as soon"
"As done" [William Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida]