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ingratitude

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡratɪtjuːd
 
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Definition of ingratitude in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A discreditable lack of gratitude: he returned his daughter’s care with ingratitude and unkindness
More example sentences
  • 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!
Synonyms
ungratefulness, thanklessness, unthankfulness, lack of gratitude, lack of appreciation, non-recognition

Origin

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

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