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Definitions for ungrateful
ʌnˈgreɪt fəlun·grate·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ungrateful, thankless, unthankfuladjective

    not feeling or showing gratitude

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

  2. ungratefuladjective


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


  1. ungratefuladjective

    not grateful; not expressing gratitude; a dissatisfied person.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ungratefuladjective

    No person is remarkably ungrateful, who was not also insufferably proud. South.

    Most when driv’n by winds, the flaming storm
    Of the long files destroys the beauteous form;
    Nor will the wither’d stock be green again;
    But the wild olive shoots, and shades th’ ungrateful plain. Dryd.

    It cannot be ungrateful, or without some pleasure to posterity, to see the most exact relation of an action so full of danger. Edward Hyde.

    What is in itself harsh and ungrateful, must make harsh and ungrateful impressions upon us. Francis Atterbury.


  1. Ungrateful

    Ungratefulness is the lack of gratitude.


  1. ungrateful

    Ungrateful refers to a person who is not thankful or does not express gratitude for benefits or kindness received, often taking them for granted or showing a lack of appreciation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ungratefuladjective

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

  2. Ungratefuladjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ungrateful

    un-grāt′fōōl, adj. not feeling or manifesting gratitude: disagreeable, irksome: not repaying one's labour, thankless.—n. Ungrate′, an ungrateful person.—adj. ungrateful.—adv. Ungrate′fully.—n. Ungrate′fulness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ungrateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ungrateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ungrateful in a Sentence

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

  2. Tommy Hanes:

    Rep. Omar is ungrateful to the United States and the opportunities that have been afforded to her, anyone that holds contempt for America ought not serve this great nation as a member of Congress.

  3. Manuel Benavides:

    Its good theyve thrown him out, hes ungrateful and arrogant. You cant bite the hand that has fed you all these years.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

  5. Gwyneth Paltrow:

    If you have the same capacities and you are doing the same job, it is criminal not to pay the same salary. you were considered ungrateful, you were considered entitled, so I think it's amazing that women now are saying 'we're going to talk about this. This isn't fair,'.

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