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ungrateful Line breaks: un|grate¦ful
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡreɪtfʊl/

Definition of ungrateful in English:


Not feeling or showing gratitude: she’s so ungrateful for everything we do
More example sentences
  • How could I be so ungrateful when everything they had done had been in my own best interests?
  • I kept everything; it struck me as ungrateful to sell them at the time.
  • This isn't just about the above low-life, ungrateful repugnant creatures who participated in this display of idiocy.



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡreɪtfʊli/
Example sentences
  • It's an uncomfortable parallel, anyway, since British voters ungratefully booted Churchill out of office once the Second World War was over.
  • She is being treated dreadfully and ungratefully.
  • Rather ungratefully, Dom casts a cool eye on them.


Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡreɪtfʊlnəs/
Example sentences
  • Maybe you will rethink your ungratefulness in death.
  • It speaks of his own desires, his restlessness, his ungratefulness.
  • Still cooling his anger from earlier that morning, thoughts of ungratefulness and indecency swirled in his mind.

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