Definition of ingratitude in English:


Line breaks: in|grati|tude
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈgratɪtjuːd


[mass noun]
  • A discreditable lack of gratitude: he returned his 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!
    ungratefulness, thanklessness, unthankfulness, lack of gratitude, lack of appreciation, non-recognition


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

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