Definitions for ungratefulʌnˈgreɪt fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•grate•fulʌnˈgreɪt fəl(adj.)

  1. unappreciative; not displaying gratitude; not giving due return or acknowledgment.

  2. unpleasant or unrewarding; distasteful; thankless:

    an ungrateful task.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ungrateful, thankless, unthankful(adj)

    not feeling or showing gratitude

    "ungrateful heirs"; "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare

  2. ungrateful(adj)


    "I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ungrateful(adjective)ʌnˈgreɪt fəl

    not appreciating what sb has given or done for you

    Her father called her "an ungrateful child."; "Do I have to accept it?" she said ungratefully.


  1. ungrateful(Adjective)

    not grateful; not expressing gratitude; a dissatisfied person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ungrateful(adj)

    not grateful; not thankful for favors; making no returns, or making ill return for kindness, attention, etc.; ingrateful

  2. Ungrateful(adj)

    unpleasing; unacceptable; disagreeable; as, harsh sounds are ungrateful to the ear

Translations for ungrateful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not showing thanks for kindness

It will look very ungrateful if you don't write and thank him.

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