Definition of ingrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnɡreɪt/
formal or literary


An ungrateful person.
Example sentences
  • He shudders to think what this here group of punks and ingrates would do to a smiley guy like Clyde.
  • In the future, selfish ingrates will simply launch his remains into the sun.
  • In her book the unconverted Left are still a bunch of ingrates demanding the impossible.


Example sentences
  • By the way, I've signed on for e-mail updates from all the organizations above (so you won't have to, you ingrate weasels).
  • We can afford a few traitorous little ingrate rich kids.
  • But eventually, in this late case, the ingrate audience stays away in droves.


Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin ingratus, from in- 'not' + gratus 'grateful'.

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