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ingrate

[in-greyt] /ˈɪn greɪt/
noun
1.
an ungrateful person.
adjective
2.
Archaic. ungrateful.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English ingrat < Latin ingrātus ungrateful. See in-3, grateful
Related forms
ingrately, adverb
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  • Homing to natal streams and infrequent stray-ingrates promote local adaptation, and therefore phenotypic diversity.
British Dictionary definitions for ingrates

ingrate

/ˈɪnɡreɪt; ɪnˈɡreɪt/
noun
1.
an ungrateful person
adjective
2.
ungrateful
Derived Forms
ingrately, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin ingrātus (adj), from in-1 + grātusgrateful
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Word Origin and History for ingrates

ingrate

n.

"ungrateful person," 1670s, from earlier adjective meaning "unfriendly" (late 14c.) also "ungrateful, unthankful," from Latin ingratus "unpleasant," also "ungrateful," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + gratus "pleasing, beloved, dear, agreeable" (see grace). The noun meaning "ungrateful person" dates from 1670s.

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