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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.
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Noun1.ungratefulness - a lack of gratitudeungratefulness - 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"
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