ingrate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ingrātus (disagreeable), in- (not) +‎ grātus (pleasing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnɡɹeɪt/
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Adjective[edit]

ingrate (comparative more ingrate, superlative most ingrate)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) ungrateful
  2. (obsolete) unpleasant, unfriendly [18th c.]

Quotations[edit]

  • 1590, Yet in his mind malitious and ingrate — Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
  • 1596, But I will lift the down-trod Mortimer / As high in the air as this unthankful king, / As this ingrate and canker'd Bolingbroke. — William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1

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Noun[edit]

ingrate (plural ingrates)

  1. an ungrateful person
    • 1842 December – 1844 July, Charles Dickens, “(please specify the chapter name)”, in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1844, OCLC 977517776:
      But Mr Pecksniff, dismissing all ephemeral considerations of social pleasure and enjoyment, concentrated his meditations on the one great virtuous purpose before him, of casting out that ingrate and deceiver, whose presence yet troubled his domestic hearth, and was a sacrilege upon the altars of his household gods.
    • 1860 December – 1861 August, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations [], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), London: Chapman and Hall, [], published October 1861, OCLC 3359935:
      "Speak the truth, you ingrate!" cried Miss Havisham
    • 1893, W.S.Gilbert, Utopia Limited:
      Out of my sight, ingrate!

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French[edit]

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ingrate

  1. feminine singular of ingrat

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ingrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of ingrato

Noun[edit]

ingrate f pl

  1. plural of ingrata

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Latin[edit]

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ingrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ingrātus

References[edit]

  • ingrate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ingrate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ingrate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette