Definition of ingrate in English:


Line breaks: in|grate
Pronunciation: /ˈɪngreɪt
, ɪnˈgreɪt
formal or • literary


  • An ungrateful person.
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    • 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.


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  • Ungrateful.
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    • 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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