Definition of ingratitude in English:

ingratitude

Syllabification: in·grat·i·tude
Pronunciation: /inˈgratiˌt(y)o͞od
 
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noun

  • A discreditable lack of gratitude: she returned her daughter’s care with ingratitude and unkindness
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    • It must be due to a sudden outbreak of ingratitude and lack of common sense.
    • Whether or not you really intend to try this simple act of ingratitude, you should certainly tell Austria that that is your plan.
    • Jesus could not heal these people not because of a lack of power, but because of ingratitude and a rejection of his gracious patronage!
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin ingratitudo, from Latin ingratus 'ungrateful' (see ingrate).

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