Ingrateful
Ingrateful In"grate`ful, a. [L. ingratus ingrateful (pref. in- not + gratus beloved, dear, grateful) + -ful: cf. F. ingrat. See {Grateful}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Ungrateful; thankless; unappreciative. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He proved extremely false and ingrateful to me. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

2. Unpleasing to the sense; distasteful; offensive. [1913 Webster]

He gives . . . no ingrateful food. --Milton. -- {In"grate`ful*ly}, adv. -- {In"grate`ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ingrate — In grate (?; 277), a. [L. ingratus. See {Ingrateful}.] Ingrateful. [Obs. or Poetic] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ungrateful — Un*grate ful, a. 1. Not grateful; not thankful for favors; making no returns, or making ill return for kindness, attention, etc.; ingrateful. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Unpleasing; unacceptable; disagreeable; as, harsh sounds are ungrateful to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ungratefully — Ungrateful Un*grate ful, a. 1. Not grateful; not thankful for favors; making no returns, or making ill return for kindness, attention, etc.; ingrateful. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Unpleasing; unacceptable; disagreeable; as, harsh sounds are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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