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ungrateful

[uhn-greyt-fuh l] /ʌnˈgreɪt fəl/
adjective
1.
unappreciative; not displaying gratitude; not giving due return or recompense for benefits conferred:
ungrateful heirs.
2.
unpleasant; distasteful; repellent:
an ungrateful task.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; un-1 + grateful
Related forms
ungratefully, adverb
ungratefulness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ungratefulness

ungrateful

/ʌnˈɡreɪtfʊl/
adjective
1.
not grateful or thankful
2.
unrewarding or unpleasant; thankless
3.
(of land) failing to increase fertility in response to cultivation
Derived Forms
ungratefully, adverb
ungratefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ungratefulness

ungrateful

adj.

1550s, from un- (1) "not" + grateful. Related: Ungratefully.

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